The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the 7-11 clerk think Victor is a criminal?

2. What does Victor say about life off of the reservation?

3. What does Samuel-builds-a-fire do on his birthday?

4. Why is one of Victor's girlfriends afraid of him?

5. What does Victor compare diabetes to?

Essay Topics

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

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 3

How do the characters in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven build myths around gifted individuals? Does this practice bolster or erode a sense of pride in the characters? How? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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