"Navajo Lessons" Quiz

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"Navajo Lessons" Quiz

Read the selection, "Navajo Lessons" then respond to the questions as instructed:


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The setting of "Navajo Lessons" is __________________________, and it influences Celine because_________________.
    • A. 

      A van ----------it causes her to be confused

    • B. 

      A desert in Arizona ----------it causes to her to dislike her brother

    • C. 

      An Indian Reservation in Arizona ------it causes her to appreciate her ancestory

    • D. 

      An Indian Reservation in Arizona ---it causes her to miss her mother and realize how important her mother is

  • 2. 
    During the exposition of the story, Josh's attitude about the trip contrasts with Celine's attitude in what way?
    • A. 

      Josh is less excited to be visiting the grandmother than Celine is.

    • B. 

      Josh is more optimistic about spending time with his family than Celine is.

    • C. 

      Josh is more excited about the experiences he can have in the wilderness than Celine is.

    • D. 

      Josh enjoys living in a hogan more than Celine does.

  • 3. 
    In the exposition of the short story, what is Celine's primary conflict?
    • A. 

      Celine's teeth are about to fall out.

    • B. 

      Celine was upset about being forced to spend the summer with her grandmother.

    • C. 

      Celine didn't know the Navajo language..

    • D. 

      Celine felt she would not be able to stay in shape during the summer.

  • 4. 
    In considering the main conflict of the story, which type and specific type of conflict is seen?
    • A. 

      Internal Conflict -----Man vs. Society

    • B. 

      External Conflict ------Man vs. Nature

    • C. 

      Internal Conflict ---Man vs. Nature

    • D. 

      Internal Conflict ---Man vs. Himself

  • 5. 
    In the story, "Navajo Lessons", Shimasani tells Celine and Josh stories.  In what way are these stories important to the theme of the story?
    • A. 

      Shimasani's stories help to make Josh go to sleep at night more quietly/happily. He tells Celine what the grandmother is saying and Celine feels better about being with her grandmother when she begins to understand her grandmother's stories.

    • B. 

      Shimasani's stories are about her husband, and about the Navajo's background. In telling Josh and Celine about how the Navjos became a tribe, Celine begins to understand how important her heritage truly is.

    • C. 

      Josh tells Celine what the stories mean because Celine cannot understand her grandmother. As Celine listens to the words more and more she begins to understand the language more.

    • D. 

      Celine begins to become interested as she listens to, and tries to understand, her grandmother's stories about Celine's grandfather's experience during the war.

  • 6. 
    Think about the meaning of the term"Shikaanilyeed!"  How does Celine's knowledge and understanding of this word prove invaluable in relation to the THEME of this piece of realistic fiction?
    • A. 

      Through the knowledge of the meaning of the word, she felt feel good about her family.

    • B. 

      The knowledge of the word helped her to enjoy staying on the reservation more because she could communicate in some way..

    • C. 

      Celine's grandmother was able to give her instructions because she understood the word. Therefore, Celine could help around the hogan.

    • D. 

      Through her knowledge of the language, Celine was able to help save her grandmother and realize the value and importance of family.

  • 7. 
    Celine is a dynamic character in the story, evidenced by the fact that she LEARNED a valuable lesson about her heritage.  What makes Celine a dynamic character?.  
    • A. 

      She stays the same, without making any emotional changes and focuses on her running while at Grandma's so that she'll be ready to compete in the school races.

    • B. 

      She realizes the importance of learning the Navajo language and the importance of her background/family when her grandmother becomes ill.

    • C. 

      She learns to love her grandmother and her grandmother's background because of how Josh interacts with the grandmother, even though she doesn't quite understand it all.

    • D. 

      Celine stays the same throughout the story and does not make any changes whatsoever.

  • 8. 
    The argument could be made that the SETTING directly affects the plot (and thus the theme).  Which of the following statements BEST illustrates this statement that , "....the setting directly affects the plot"?
    • A. 

      The setting is the Navajo Reservation and it is there that the story takes place.

    • B. 

      The story is based upon how Celine responds to the setting - the Navajo reservation - and what she learns while there..

    • C. 

      The setting is important because Celine does not get to spend time with her friends and she hates that tremendously!

    • D. 

      Because she is in a Navajo Reservation, Celine is confronted with words that she cannot understand so she has to look inside herself to figure out the meanings of those words.

  • 9. 
    ANSWER THIS QUESTION AND QUESTION 11 ON ANOTHER SHEET OF PAPER!!! ---PLEASE REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME ON YOUR PAPER!!  ALSO PUT THE PERIOD IN WHICH YOU HAVE L/A CLASS!!! The THEME of this story is, "Learn about and appreciate your heritage."  List 5 SUPPORTING DETAILS (or EVENTS from the story) that illustrate to the reader that this is the theme of the short story.
  • 10. 
    Write a few sentences explaining why the title "Navajo Lessons" is an appropriate (as related to the THEME of the story) title for this short realistic fiction writing:    Use at least 2 SPECIFIC EXAMPLES from the short story itself in your answer!
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