73 pages 2 hours read

Leslie Marmon Silko


Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1977

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Multiple Choice

1. Who held Rocky and Tayo as prisoners of war?

A) The Italians

B) The Japanese

C) The British

D) The Germans

2. Where did Tayo spend several years after the war?

A) In a psychiatric hospital

B) In Gallup

C) In San Francisco

D) In a veterans’ hospital

3.   Which of the following best describes Tayo’s relationship with his fellow veterans at the beginning of the novel?

A) Codependent

B) Supportive

C) Estranged

D) Hostile

4. Which family member is embarrassed by Tayo’s parentage?

A) Robert

B) Grandma

C) Auntie Thelma

D) Josiah

5. Who is the first medicine man that tries to help Tayo?

A) Betonie

B) Ts’its’tsi’nako

C) Ku’oosh

D)  K’oo’ko

6. Why does Ku’oosh think Tayo doesn’t know his stories?

A) Because Tayo is part white and his father didn’t know the stories

B) Because Tayo doesn’t like the Laguna Pueblo stories

C) Because Tayo was gone from the reservation for too long

D) Because Auntie Thelma doesn’t want him to know the stories

7. Who are the animals that ask for Corn Mother’s forgiveness?

A) Hummingbird and Caterpillar

B) Fly and Hummingbird

C) Buzzard and Mountain Lion

D) Buzzard and Fly

8. Which of the following best symbolizes the Laguna Pueblo relationship to the land?

A) The uranium mine

B) The mountain lion

C) The sunrise

D) The cattle

9. Why does Tayo enlist in the military?

A) To see the world

B) To gain recognition

C) To protect Rocky

D) To pay for Josiah’s cattle

10. Why do the people starve and suffer a drought in the verse story?

A) Because Hummingbird angered Corn Mother

B) Because the people used Ck’o’yo magic

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