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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Victor's mother think of the Indian community?
2. What does Victor consider censorship in the third grade?
3. To Victor, what about an Indian boy is beautiful?
4. Why does Junior drop out of college?
5. What is Victor's equation for survival?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the concept of family and Alexie's presentation of the family on the reservation. What does it consist of? Use examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
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.
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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