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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 does Richard not become involved with the woman to whom he is so attracted at the dinner he attends?
2. Which of the following statements does not describe Richard's job experiences?
3. To what kind of dinner is Richard invited?
4. Which of the following is something the man and his wife in "Do Not Go Gentle" do with Chocolate Thunder?
5. How old is the female main character of "Can I Get a Witness?"
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of the last line of "Lawyer's League" in which Richard says, "Do you understand I have a limited range of motion"?
2. Do any of the lawyers respect Richard?
3. Explain why Corliss identifies so strongly with Harlan Atwater.
4. Who is Mr. Grief in "Do Not Go Gentle"?
5. Who is the antagonist in "Lawyer's League" and what helps identify that character as the villain/villainess?
6. What do Corliss's apartment and the way it is furnished indicate about Corliss?
7. How is it ironic that Bill is the only prosecutor in the lawyer's basketball league?
8. Discuss the influence of Native American culture on the life of the woman in "Can I Get a Witness?"
9. Before he encounters Bill and the lawyer's basketball league, does Richard's career path seem to be leading him to his goal of the Senate and the White House?
10. Why does the father in "Do Not Go Gentle" think his wife is more sorrowful than he is over their son's critical condition?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss symbolism and metaphor in Ten Little Indians. Give three examples of symbolism in the short stories in this collection and discuss what the symbols are used to convey.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how "What You Pawn I Will Redeem" illustrates the concept of tribalism. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.
Essay Topic 3
"Lawyer's League," "Do Not Go Gentle," and "Do You Know Where I Am?" are written in the first-person point of view while the other stories in Ten Little Indians are written in the third-person point of view. Discuss why you think Sherman Alexie selected the first-person viewpoint for each of these three stories. Also discuss whether you think first-person is an effective viewpoint for these stories. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.
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