The Bingo Palace Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What ancestor's name does Albertine take on at the naming ceremony?

2. Where does the narrator assume Shawnee's sisters are at the gathering?

3. Where is the gathering Lipsha attends at the end of Chapter 1?

4. Why did Albertine leave school to visit the reservation?

5. What does Lipsha say brought him back to the reservation?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the reservation community have high hopes for Lipsha?

2. What does Jewett assume about Fleur's land?

3. How does Lyman try to distract himself from the attraction of gambling?

4. Why does Lulu go to the post office?

5. Why does Albertine take part in the naming ceremony?

6. What happens when Lipsha admits that he needs love medicine?

7. Why does June promise herself that no one will ever hold her again?

8. What is Lyman's new business plan?

9. How does Lipsha feel about Shawnee at the gathering?

10. What happened to Xavier the night he proposed to Zelda?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does money mean to the people on the reservation? How does money affect Lipsha? How does it affect Lipsha's relationships with people? How does Lipsha use money? What is the author trying to say about money and traditional Native American life?

Essay Topic 2

Cars make frequent appearances in "The Bingo Palace." Describe each time a car is used in the plot. How do these cars reflect the characters involved? How do the cars add to the conflict of the novel? What do the cars represent?

Essay Topic 3

How does Gerry Nanapush propel the plot development of "The Bingo Palace," especially for Lipsha? Why does the author use this character for this reason? Describe Gerry and his actions. What does this character represent? How is he a catalyst in the novel?

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