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In "The Man to Send Rain Clouds" by Leslie Marmon Silko, which event happens first? a)...

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In "The Man to Send Rain Clouds" by Leslie Marmon Silko, which event happens first?

a) Leon and Ken talk to the priest.

b) Leon and Ken find Teofilo.

c) Leon looks at the sunset on the mesa.

d) Leon goes to the door of the church.

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penelope3907 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted June 29, 2013 at 8:34 PM (Answer #1)

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In the short story "The Man to Send Rain Clouds" by Leslie Marmon Silko opens when Leon and Ken find Teofilo dead under a tree (b). They prepare the body for burial using traditional rituals of their tribe and then put it in the truck to drive home. Leon and Ken encounter Father Paul, a local Catholic priest, who asks if they have found Teofilo (a). Leon and Ken tell a half truth, saying they have found him but not mentioning that he is dead. Leon later goes to the church door (d) to tell Father Paul about Teofilo's death and ask him to sprinkle holy water on the grave. Finally, after the burial, Leon watches the sun set on the mesa and thinks about his grandfather's life and death (c).

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