Chapter 5
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Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Totally Random

After the war, how many warriors were left, including old men?

"When night came and the women had carried back to the village those who had died on the beach of Coral Cove, there remained only FIFTEEN. Of these, seven were old men.


Who had taken Kimki's place as chief?



2 part question: What did she use to mark across her nose and cheekbones? What does it mean?

She used blue clay and it means she was unmarried.


What is the custom or tradition for a boy to become a man according to Karana?

"As is the custom, therefore, I will have to whip you with a switch of nettles and then tie you to a red-ant hill."


Describe the leader of the wild dogs.

"A big gray dog with long curling hair and yellow eyes was their leader..."

Who was nominated the new chief after Chief Chowig?

Chief Kimki


What's the plan when they see Aleut ship?

"Plans were therefore made to flee as soon as their ship was sighted."


Why were the villagers in a rush to get to the ship?

"The wind grows strong," he shouted. "The ship will leave you."


What is Ramo's new name as the chief?

"I am Chief Tanyositlopai."


What was around Ramo's neck in chapter 8?

"Around his neck was a string of sea-elephant teeth which someone had left behind."


Where is Kimki traveling to during the winter?

"To the East to a country which was there and which he had once been to when he was a boy."


What was the one reason the ship has come?

"To take us away from Ghalas-at".


Why did Ramo get off the boat?

He wanted to get his fishing spear.

What did Ramo do to feel that he made up for the trouble he caused?

"He brought a string of small fish home, walking proudly with the string over his back. He felt that in this way he had made up for the trouble he had caused."


What two important items did Karana take from Chapter 6?

"I took my skirt of yucca fiber, however, I had spent many days making it and it was very pretty, and also my otter cape."


What was Ramo's task?

"...keeping the abalones safe from the gulls and especially the wild dogs."


Why was it hard for Nanko to make a stern face?

"It was hard for him to do because his mouth had been cut in the battle with the Aleuts and ever since it had always seemed to smile."


What made Karana angry at the end?

"The only thing that made me angry was that my beautiful skirt of yucca fibers, which I had worked on so long and carefully, was ruined.


How did Karana saw in the middle of the circle of wild dogs?

"He was lying on his back, and had a deep wound in his throat. He lay very still."


What did Karana do when she swam back to the island in chapter 7?

"I forgot all those things I planned to do. Instead I fell to my knees and put my arms around him."

What did the villagers do to Aleuts' body?

"The Aleuts who had fallen on the beach, we burned."


Where would the villagers go IF it was the Aleuts?

"We would then leave in our canoes for the island of Santa Catalina."


Who pointed out to Karana where Ramo was at?

Ulape who stood beside him pointed toward the island.


What did Karana mostly thought of at the end of the chapter?

"I thought of how I would do it, but mostly I thought of Ramo, my brother."

Describe the chieftain of the white men.

"IT had two tall masts and between them stood a young man with blue eyes and a black beard. He was the chieftain of the white men..."

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