# Short-Questions

Fast solutions for complex problems

## Why does grandpa want Martin in a medicine bag?

In “The Medicine Bag,” why does Grandpa say he has arrived for a surprise visit with the family? A. He wants to see where his only existing descendants live, and he wants to give Martin the medicine bag. He wants to see his family in person to discuss the resentment he has felt for years.

### How does Martin feel when he first recognizes grandpa on the street in the medicine bag?

He was very fearful and a bit overdramatic at the arrival of Grandpa; his friends will finally find out his lies and laugh at him! How did Martin feel about the yippy dogs who were growling and nipping at Grandpa’s baggy pant legs and how Grandpa had to poke them away with his cane?

Why does grandpa visit?

Why does Grandpa say he has arrived for a surprise visit with the family? He wants to see where his only existing family lives, and he wants to give Martin the medicine bag. He feels that death is near , and he wants to be buried where his only existing family lives.

What makes grandpa sound glamorous to the narrator’s friend?

Terms in this set (19) What makes Grandpa sound glamorous to the narrator’s friends? Cheryl and Martin bragged and exaggerated about Grandpa’s way of life, which made him sounds glamorous to their friends.

## Why does grandpa collapse after arriving at the house?

In “The Medicine Bag,” why does Grandpa collapse after arriving at the house? He has been injures in an attack by dogs.

### Why isn’t Grandpa giving the medicine bag to his eldest son?

Why isn’t Grandpa giving the medicine bag to his eldest son? He doesn’t think his son deserves it. His eldest son died in a war. He puts sacred sage from the prairie in his medicine bag.

What does the ending of the story reveal about Martin the medicine bag?

What does Martin do at the end of the story to show that his feelings for his grandfather and the medicine bag have changed? He buries the medicine bag with his grandfather on the prairie. He puts the medicine bag away so that no harm will come to it. He puts sacred sage from the prairie in his medicine bag.

What tribe did Grandpa belong to in the medicine bag?

The medicine bag has a great cultural significance to the Sioux. The medicine bag represents the grandfather and the family’s Sioux heritage through the story.

## Where does Grandpa live in the medicine bag?

South Dakota
He was our great-grandfather, and he didn’t live in a tepee, but all by himself in a part log, part tar-paper shack on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

### What’s in the medicine bag in the story the medicine bag?

What does the medicine bag of the title represent within the story? The medicine bag is passed down through the males from one generation to the next. It represents their family’s vision quest and history. The medicine bag has a great cultural significance to the Sioux.

What is the effect of readers learning more about grandpa at the same time Martin does?

His actions show that he remembers what it’s like to be a young man and that he understands that Martin may have been embarrassed about him. What is the effect of readers learning more about Grandpa at the same time Martin does? Readers can identify with Martin’s growing respect for his grandfather.

Is the medicine bag a true story?

Plot- is that death is sad but it is a natural reality. Conflict- it is a primary conflict between martin and his heritage (mainly being ashamed of the truth behind it. resolution-The resolution of the story medicine bag is that even though death is painful, it is a natural part of life. Summary!