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

2. What does Jackson buy with twenty of his last twenty-five dollars?

3. What do Estelle and her son frequently forget?

4. How is Marie's hair in "Flight Patterns"?

5. What do both Estelle and her son do for a living?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Education is one of the themes in the stories in Ten Little Indians. Pick any three of the following stories and discuss the theme of education in each story: "The Search Engine," "Lawyer's League," "The Life and Times of Estelle Walks Above," and "What Ever Happened to Frank Snake Church?" What do you think the author is trying to say about education through these stories? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

"The Life and Times of Estelle Walks Above" contains many numbered lists, notices of historical revision, and questions and answers marked Q and A. What do you think this unusual method of structure indicates about the character of the male narrator and what do you think Sherman Alexie is trying to convey in this unique format? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how the following characters either defy or define stereotypes of Indian women: Estelle Walks Above, Corliss Joseph, and Rose of Sharon. Are their backgrounds and character traits typical or atypical of the stereotype of Indian women? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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