The Coming Of Long Knives

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The Coming Of Long Knives

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The warriors leave Tall Boy behind because
    • A. 

      They want him to protect the village

    • B. 

      They don't think he will be of any use

    • C. 

      They want him to attack the soldiers from behind

  • 2. 
    The Navahos expect the soldiers to be gone
    • A. 

      In a week

    • B. 

      Before winter

    • C. 

      In a month

  • 3. 
    Why do the Navahos call the soldiers "the Long Knives"?
    • A. 

      The Navahos call the soldiers "Long Knives" because of the type of horses they use.

    • B. 

      The Navahos call the soldiers "Long Knives" because they carry swords.

    • C. 

      The Navahos call the soldiers "Long Knives" because they carry many weapons.

  • 4. 
    What do the Navaho elders plan to do?
    • A. 

      They plan on giving up, so no more Indians will die.

    • B. 

      They plan to stay and fight the white soldiers for their village.

    • C. 

      They plan to leave the area instead of fighting the white men.

  • 5. 
    Why does Bright Morning's father want Tall Boy and the other warriors to come with the rest of the tribe?
    • A. 

      He needs strong young men to carry the weak elders to the high country.

    • B. 

      He needs strong young men to help everyone get to the high country safely and quickly.

    • C. 

      He is afraid if they stay they will be shot by the white soldiers.

  • 6. 
    What do the Navahos do with their sheep and goats?
    • A. 

      The Navahos drive their sheep and goats into a secret canyon where they can graze.

    • B. 

      The Navahos slaughter their sheep and goats so that the white soldiers can't have them.

    • C. 

      The Navahos keep their sheep and goats in their pens, hoping that the soldiers will leave them alone.

  • 7. 
    What do the Long Knives do when they find the peach trees?
    • A. 

      They use the branches to build shelter.

    • B. 

      They pick the peaches.

    • C. 

      They chop off the branches and strip away the bark.

  • 8. 
    Why does Tall Boy miss when he throws his lance at the leader of the Long Knives?
    • A. 

      He misses because he cannot use his right hand.

    • B. 

      He misses because the lance is too heavy for him.

    • C. 

      He misses because a bear scared him while he was throwing it.

  • 9. 
    Bright Morning's father realizes that the Long Knives intend to
    • A. 

      Starve the Navahos out

    • B. 

      Build a village of their own

    • C. 

      Start a war with the Navahos

  • 10. 
    Which of these comparisons would help you understand this story best?
    • A. 

      What life is like in the winter and the summer

    • B. 

      Where the Long Knives came from and where they would return to

    • C. 

      What life would be like before and after the coming of the Long Knives

  • 11. 
    Little Beaver fell in front of a hogan. What is a hogan?
    • A. 

      A traditional Navaho house

    • B. 

      A steep canyon wall

    • C. 

      A winding riverbed

  • 12. 
    Bright Morning would never have abandoned her flock of thirty sheep. Abandon means
    • A. 

      Hide away

    • B. 

      Bring along

    • C. 

      Leave behind

  • 13. 
    At the end, the Navahos were marching into captivity. To be in captivity means you
    • A. 

      Are no longer free

    • B. 

      Do not have to hide

    • C. 

      Are welcome to leave

  • 14. 
    When the soldiers came back to the village, it was deserted. If a place is deserted, it
    • A. 

      Is full of life

    • B. 

      Is empty

    • C. 

      Is hard to find

  • 15. 
    Bright Morning and her tribe felt secure on the rim of the mesa. To feel secure means to feel
    • A. 

      Tired from work

    • B. 

      Thankful for a gift

    • C. 

      Safe from harm

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