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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Lipsha go after giving up on his ID forms?



2. What does Lipsha win while playing bingo in Chapter 7?



3. How does the slot machine treat Lyman in his dream?



4. When Lyman wakes he can't tell if it was a dream or if he was where?



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



Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lyman do after gambling away his money?



2. How does Redford feel about staying with his aunts?



3. What happens between Lipsha and the motel Bible in Chapter 14?



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



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



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



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



8. How do the people on the reservation know that Fleur is watching them?



9. Why does Lyman dance during his fast?



10. What do the people of the reservation assume about the young white boy with Fleur?



Essay Topics

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?

Dancing is important in "The Bingo Palace". Reflect on four times that dancing is used in the novel. Describe the dance: Who is dancing? Where are they dancing? Why are they dancing? What does dancing represent in this novel and what does it do for the characters who dance?

How are drums used in "The Bingo Palace"? What do drums signal? What do they represent? How do the characters in this novel respond to drums?

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