Ten Little Indians Test | Final 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. How many questions does Sharon tell David he can ask about what she confesses to him?

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

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

4. Why did the taxi driver leave his birth country?

5. What two things do David and Sharon have in common when they meet?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what Sharon and David do with their children on the day Sharon confesses her infidelity and what it indicates about Sharon and David's relationship.

2. How does the lost cat illustrate the story's theme of redemption in "Do You Know Where I Am?"

3. Why can't Fekadu return to Ethiopia?

4. What is Real Change and how is it involved in Jackson's quest for his grandmother's regalia?

5. How are white people depicted in "The Life and Times of Estelle Walks Above" and how does this depiction compare to Estelle's opinion of white people?

6. What are the similarities between Fekadu and William in "Flight Patterns"?

7. Regarding "Flight Patterns," discuss William's familiarity with Donna Fargo and Patsy Cline and what it indicates.

8. Describe Estelle's relationship with her son in "The Life and Times of Estelle Walks Above."

9. What factors do you think contribute to and help perpetuate Jackson's homelessness in "What You Pawn, I Will Redeem"?

10. In what ways is the title "Flight Patterns" related to the story?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Grief and depression are themes in "Can I Get a Witness," "Do Not Go Gentle," and "What Ever Happened to Frank Snake Church?" Discuss how these themes are handled in each story and how each character copes with emotional pain. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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