The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven 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. Who does Victor believe destroys everything the Indians hold sacred?

2. Where does Victor see the flirtatious waitress a second time?

3. What are Victor and Adrian drinking on the front porch?

4. What does the bingo game that Victor discusses after his experience with the waitress represent to him?

5. What does Victor say he is afraid of when he and the waitress start to become intimate?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Norma say about Indians?

2. What does Victor's mother think about the stories Victor writes?

3. What type of hallucinations do Victor and Junior have while taking a new drug at the lake?

4. What does Victor do when the waitress flirts with him at the fry bread stand?

5. What does Victor's father do during the 1960s?

6. Why do Victor's father and mother divorce?

7. What are Thomas Builds-a-Fire's views on story telling?

8. What happens after Victor's aunt gives birth?

9. What do Victor's sisters do when they are really hungry?

10. What happens to Victor in the second grade?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Drinking and alcoholism is a pervasive theme in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Sherman Alexie is criticized for promoting stereotypes of the drunk Indian. Do you agree with this critique? What does Alexie's portrayal of drinking on the reservation say about his sensibility as a writer? Cite examples from the book in your response.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Explain why basketball is important in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Explain how two or three of the purposes the motif serves are related to one another. Use examples from the book in your response.

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