Ten Little Indians 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. What does Richard imagine at the end of "Lawyer's League"?

2. Why is Corliss drawn to Harlan Atwater's poetry?

3. What happens when Bill tells Richard to "go home, son"?

4. What did the man's ex-wife used to call him in "Can I Get a Witness?"

5. To where does the man carry the woman at the end of "Can I Get a Witness?"

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Chocolate Thunder appeals to the father in "Do Not Go Gentle"?

2. 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"?

3. Do any of the lawyers respect Richard?

4. Are there any parallels between the bombing of the Good Food Restaurant in "Can I Get a Witness" and the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center?

5. Who is Mr. Grief in "Do Not Go Gentle"?

6. What unconventional thoughts does the woman in "Can I Get a Witness" have about the victims of September 11th?

7. What Native American healing traditions do the parents of the dying baby in "Do Not Go Gentle" bring into the hospital?

8. Explain how overhearing the other fathers in the hospital bathroom motivates the father in "Do Not Go Gentle."

9. How does Corliss differ from the rest of her family?

10. What is the significance of Corliss's referring to her quest for information about Harlan Atwater as a "vision quest"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ceremony is an important aspect of Native American spirituality. Discuss the role of ceremony in "Do Not Go Gentle," "What You Pawn I Will Redeem," and "Whatever Happened to Frank Snake Church?" Give examples of ceremony in each story and discuss its influence on the characters and theme. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the relationship of Sharon and David in "Do You Know Where I Am" with the relationship of William and Marie in "Flight Patterns" and the relationship of the unnamed parents in "Do Not Go Gentle." Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the way white people think about Indians and interact with them in "Search Engine," "The Life and Times of Estelle Walks Above," and "What You Pawn I Will Redeem." Give examples from the stories to illustrate your conclusions.

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