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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. Which of the following statements is not marital advice Estelle gives her son?
2. What does Estelle's son say at the end of the story that he and his mother have done all his life and will keep doing until one eventually buries the other?
3. What identifies the regalia in the pawnshop window as the property of the person to whom Jackson thinks it once belonged?
4. What do Estelle and her son frequently forget?
5. Where do David and Sharon meet in "Do You Know Where I Am?"
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Real Change and how is it involved in Jackson's quest for his grandmother's regalia?
2. Regarding "Flight Patterns," discuss William's familiarity with Donna Fargo and Patsy Cline and what it indicates.
3. How does the lost cat illustrate the story's theme of redemption in "Do You Know Where I Am?"
4. Why does Estelle's son say he doesn't know what an Indian is supposed to be?
5. Describe Estelle's relationship with her son in "The Life and Times of Estelle Walks Above."
6. Why do you think Estelle fails to help the bleeding woman in the final scene of the story and how does this failure affect her relationship with her son?
7. With their education and prosperity, David and Sharon are well assimilated into mainstream American culture. Does "Do You Know Where I Am?" contain examples of the effects of Native American culture in their lives?
8. Why can't Fekadu return to Ethiopia?
9. In "Do You Know Where I Am?", what is David's family background and is it the stereotypical background for an Indian?
10. Describe Jackson's relationship with Officer Williams in "What You Pawn, I Will Redeem."
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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 "What You Pawn I Will Redeem" illustrates the concept of tribalism. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.
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