The test is Monday, December 20th, 2010. Where does “The Story-Teller” take place? How do we know the aunt is having trouble keeping the children under control? What word does she repeat? What word do the children repeat? What is the initial attitude of the bachelor toward the aunt and the children? How do the children react to the aunt’s story? What don’t they like about it? Why does the bachelor use the phrase, “horribly good,” to describe Bertha? What is that phrase’s effect on the children? How can you summarize the theme of “The Story-Teller”? What is it about the bachelor’s story that the children admire but that the aunt criticizes? Which of these is accurate of “The Story-Teller”? The best way for adults to deal with children is by: upholding very high standards of goodness. OR not holding them to unrealistically high standards of goodness. Who narrates “The Medicine Bag”? What does Martin’s embarrassment about his grandfather tell us about him? Why does Grandpa collapse after arriving at Martin’s house? What is Grandpa’s main reason for his surprise visit to his family? When Martin’s friends are expected to visit Grandpa, why does he dress in fancy clothes? Based on what Grandpa tells Martin about their family history, in Sioux culture, the vision quest is what? To whom is the medicine bag passed along through the tribe’s generations? Which of these statements more accurately reflects the theme of “The Medicine Bag”? The younger generation can never fully appreciate the wisdom of a bygone era. OR Ancient spiritual truths can be powerful enough to overcome major differences in culture and generations. What does the word punctuality mean? What does the word reluctantly mean? Which of these words is spelled incorrectly? director collector operator actor What is a complex sentence? (remember: simple, compound, complex, etc.) Why is the bachelor’s story in “The Story-Teller” more appealing to the children than the aunt’s? Give specific reasons/examples, and include why the children like the phrase “horribly good” and the ending of the story so much. In “The Medicine Bag,” Martin is conflicted about being proud of Grandpa and also embarrassed by him. Explain the reasons for Martin’s conflicting feelings and what we can tell about his character from them. Give specific reasons/examples from the story. EXTRA CREDIT ESSAY: Both stories address the way in which adults fail to communicate with young people. Compare and contrast the way the two stories address this theme, and give specific reasons/examples from both stories.