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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. Where does Victor live?
2. Why does Victor's father buy a motorcycle?
3. What is Victor and Adrian's reaction when they are playing with the BB gun?
4. What does Victor wonder about the event with his uncles during the holiday party?
5. Why are the Indians burning down a house?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Victor's parents at the New Year's Eve party in 1976?
2. What is Victor's father's view on war?
3. What is Victor's commentary about the situation on the reservation?
4. What is the attitude toward the baby born of a red father and white mother at a barbecue?
5. What is John-John's explanation for having two names?
6. How does Victor convince the carny to assist Sadie and him with their incident with Dirty Joe at the Carnival?
7. What does John-John imagine when he thinks he hears a jet land outside?
8. According to Victor, what kind of economic development do their ancestors laugh about?
9. Why does Victor's sisters put food coloring in the potatoes while growing up?
10. Why does Victor join Alcoholics Anonymous?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What allusions predominate in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven? Analyze how they enhance the work's meaning. Use examples from the novel to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
How do the characters in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven build myths around gifted individuals? Does this practice bolster or erode a sense of pride in the characters? How? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Show how the significance of the title of the novel is developed through the author's use of devices such as contrast, repetition, allusion, and point of view. Cite specific examples from the novel to support your answer.
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