Question 1. The answer you are looking for is option D. It is important to preserve the oral tradition of the Kiowa people.
The statement that best describes the central idea of “The Way to Rainy Mountain” is “It is important to preserve the oral tradition of the Kiowa people”.
Question 2. The answer you are looking for is option A. “The sun follows a longer course in the day, and the sky is immense beyond all comparison.”
That statement supports the central idea that the Kiowa oral tradition keeps the culture alive in “The Way to Rainy Mountain”.
Question 3. The answer you are looking for is option A. The Tai-me was a symbol of Kiowa power and their spiritual existence.
Question 4. The answer you are looking for is option C. It gives readers a concrete picture of the quality of the silence.
After reading the excerpt from “The Way to Rainy Mountain”, I would say that the effect of the imagery is giving the reader a concrete picture of the quality of the silence.
Question 5. The answer you are looking for is option A. To make a connection between his identity and the history and culture of the Kiowa people.
Question 6. The statement is FALSE. N. Scott Momaday does not speak the Kiowa language.
Question 7. The statement is TRUE. Momaday uses the introduction to give historical background on the Kiowa route to Rainy Mountain.
In Question 8.
Grandparents. 3. When the twins killed the great snake, they killed .
Their grandfather. 5. The teachers of the future of the tribe.
Aho. 1. She was captured in Mexico and brought into the Kiowa tribe.
Tai-me. 2. A small doll, about two feet tall, that is the central figure of the Kiowa Sun Dance.
The Seven Sisters. 4. The stars that make up the Big Dipper.
Question 9. The answer is option D. subject and verb. To be considered a clause, it has to contain a subject and verb.
Question 10. The answer is option C) noun.
An adjective clause is a dependent clause that modifies a noun, but it can also modify a pronoun.
In “A Way to Rainy Mountain” by N. Scott Momaday, the theft of the Tai-me represents the decline of the Kiowa people because option B)The Tai-me was a symbol of Kiowa power and their spiritual existence. Tai-me is the sacred Sun Dance doll, which at once became their most powerful medicine and the symbol of their spiritual power. The Tai-me bundle is not very big, it is a two feet doll. It”s a human-like figure with deer feet and its body covered with feathers. Kiowa people made offerings to Tai-me and it is considered foundational of the Kiowa culture. It was stolen by a band of Osages and although it was later returned, it was considered a tragedy.