"Tracks" By Louise Erdrich

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"Tracks" By Louise Erdrich - Quiz

This is a short, multiple choice quiz to refresh your memory about characters and events in the novel Tracks, and its author, Louise Erdrich.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nanapush's father named him for "Nanabozho" so that he would be
    • A. 

      A wise chieftain of the Obijwa tribe.

    • B. 

      Prepared to fool the "white man" with his magic.

    • C. 

      A wise trickster who had a way with the ladies.

    • D. 

      Powerful as a bear, like the original Nanabozho.

  • 2. 
    Nanapush tells his story to Lulu in order to
    • A. 

      Convince her to reunite with her mother, Fleur.

    • B. 

      Punish her for leaving the reservation to go to school.

    • C. 

      Convince her that Pauline's story was untrue.

    • D. 

      Persuade her to marry Morrissey.

  • 3. 
    Pauline believes that Fleur is the mistress of the lake monster, Misshepeshu, because
    • A. 

      Lulu "had" his nose.

    • B. 

      Fleur drowned three times, but always survived.

    • C. 

      Fleur had been molested by him.

    • D. 

      Lulu's last name meant "of the lake."

  • 4. 
    One thing Fleur and Pauline have in common is that they both
    • A. 

      Were orphaned as toddlers.

    • B. 

      Married Eli Kashpaw.

    • C. 

      Had been molested by Napoleon Morrissey.

    • D. 

      Worked in a butcher shop

  • 5. 
    Nanapush tell his story to Lulu, while Pauline's audience is
    • A. 

      Bernadette Morrissey.

    • B. 

      Her daughter, Marie.

    • C. 

      Unknown.

    • D. 

      Nanapush himself.

  • 6. 
    The writing style of this novel can best be described as
    • A. 

      First person, narrative.

    • B. 

      Third person, omniscient.

    • C. 

      Second person, narrative.

    • D. 

      Third person, limited.

  • 7. 
    One of the literary devices that binds both Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson and Tracks by Louise Erdrich is
    • A. 

      First person narrative style

    • B. 

      Magical realism

    • C. 

      Multiple narrative style

    • D. 

      Native American cultural base.

  • 8. 
    Louise Erdrich's husband, Michael Dorris, was
    • A. 

      A Native American politician.

    • B. 

      Chief of the Obijwa clan.

    • C. 

      A Native American author.

    • D. 

      Her most significant literary influence.

  • 9. 
    Louise later committed suicide after her divorce from Michael.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Louise has only written historical fictional novels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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