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. On whom does Lipsha focus all his attention at the gathering in Chapter 2?

2. What does Zelda say she knew before the dance?

3. What does Lipsha fear as he walks on ancestral grounds in Chapter 11?

4. What job does Jewett Parker Tatro have?

5. From whom does Lipsha feels he needs a blessing in order to have a union with Shawnee?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Gerry and Lipsha see a car left running?

2. Why does Albertine shout at the TV set while watching the documentary?

3. How does Albertine try to defend Shawnee and Redford in Chapter 19?

4. What happens during Lipsha's dream that he is prison?

5. What advice does Albertine give Lipsha in Chapter 20?

6. Why does Lipsha dislike his job?

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

8. What does Zelda do when she thinks she is having a heart attack?

9. What does Marie notice about Lipsha's appearance at the beginning of Chapter 4?

10. What is Lyman's new business plan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe how Lipsha's attempt to return home to the reservation could be considered a failure. How could he be considered a success? What are his goals? What are the hopes of the people on the reservation? Do you think Lipsha finds value or danger in his trip home?

Essay Topic 2

After returning home, Lipsha spends most of his time trying to win over Shawnee. Summarize their relationship and describe how the quest for this relationship hurts and helps Lipsha. How does Lipsha develop throughout the novel because of this relationship?

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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