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Ten Little Indians Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Marie want William to do instead of catch his plane?

2. What does the taxi driver say when passengers ask him if he's East Coast or West Coast?

3. Who is Estelle's son engaged to when he meets the woman he eventually marries?

4. What did the taxi driver in "Flight Patterns" do for a living in his birth country?

5. What feminist book does Estelle make her son read?

Essay Topics

Parenting is a theme in many of the stories in Ten Little Indians. Compare and contrast the parents in "Do Not Go Gentle" with Estelle in "The Life and Times of Estelle Walks Above" and Corliss's parents in "The Search Engine." How does each set of parents deal with the blending of Native American culture and mainstream American culture in the raising of their children? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Compare and contrast three of the following African American characters from Ten Little Indians: William from "Lawyer's League," Fekadu from "Flight Patterns," and Preacher, Russell, or the point guard from "What Ever Happened to Frank Snake Church?" Do the African-American characters treat the Native American characters differently than white characters do? Do the Native American characters feel differently about the African-American characters than they do about the white characters? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Sherman Alexie uses foreshadowing throughout Ten Little Indians. Give at least three examples of foreshadowing from the short stories in this collection and discuss how foreshadowing is used in each example to indicate events to come later in the story.

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