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

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

3. What do Victor's uncle and cousin do during his aunt's incident with a mouse?

4. How do Victor and his friend describe the drug they take?

5. Why do Victor's parents divorce?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Victor's father kill a man?

2. How does Victor piece his family history together?

3. How do Victor and his friend Adrian play with a BB gun?

4. Why is Jimmy One-horse's wife mad at him?

5. What happens to Victor in the second grade?

6. What is Victor's commentary about the situation on the reservation?

7. What does the Witness Protection Program ask Victor's father about?

8. What event leads Thomas Builds-a-Fire to stop telling stories?

9. What happens when Victor's high school basketball team makes it to the finals during his senior year in high school?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

What is the symbolism of Victor looking at himself in the mirrors in the house of mirrors at the carnival? How does this symbolism relate to the rest of the novel? Cite examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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