The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How do Victor and his teammates pass the time at the state basketball finals?

2. What do Victor and the waitress discuss at her place?

3. Why does an Indian bring a watch to a Tribal Council meeting?

4. What happens to Dirty Joe during the incident at the carnival?

5. Why is Victor's friend able to afford beer for the party at the lake?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Victor do at a barbecue?

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

4. How does Thomas Builds-a-Fire assist Victor after his father dies?

5. Why does Samuel-Builds-a-Fire not have anything to drink in the past?

6. Who are the Urban Indians?

7. What does Victor do when the waitress invites him back to her Winnebago?

8. What happens to Victor's parents at the New Year's Eve party in 1976?

9. How does Victor convince the carny to assist Sadie and him with their incident with Dirty Joe at the Carnival?

10. What happens when Victor and Adrian are drinking Pepsi's on the front porch?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Alexie subtly creates a message that the tribal world is eroding. How does this threat to the culture affect the characters? Use examples from the novel to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

What attitudes or traditions about American Indians does Alexie apparently wish to change? What techniques does the author use to influence the reader's views? Use specifics from the novel in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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