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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 does Victor's father tell him about his mother?
2. What is Thomas Builds-a-Fire known for?
3. What happens to Victor's aunt after she gives birth to her son?
4. According to Victor, what happens every day on the reservation?
5. What is Victor's philosophy toward drinking?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Victor and his friend Adrian play with a BB gun?
2. What does Victor do when the waitress invites him back to her Winnebago?
3. What happens to Victor in the second grade?
4. What is Victor's father's view on war?
5. What is Victor's commentary about the situation on the reservation?
6. What does Norma say about Indians?
7. Why does the clerk at the 7-11 think Victor is a criminal?
8. How does Victor try to communicate and bond with his father?
9. What is Victor's commentary on sober Indians?
10. What happens when Victor drives to a wealthy neighborhood after he has a fight with his girlfriend?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In his stories, Alexie frequently includes details of everyday contemporary life and pop culture. What effect does this have? What do these details contribute to the tone and texture of the stories? Use examples from the novel to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
What is Victor's relationship with religion and tradition? Why does he have a sudden need for tradition when his father dies? How is the past both a destructive and a redemptive force in the novel? Use examples from the book to support your answers.
Essay Topic 3
Alexie uses literal and figurative references to weather throughout The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. What effect does this have in creating a connection of natural forces and humans? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
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