A Yellow Raft in Blue Water 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. Father Tom wears a turquoise ring the shape of a ________ to the rodeo.

2. Aunt Ida tells Christine she is turning into a ____________.

3. Where is the Indian reservation Christine grows up on?

4. What color are Father Tom's swim trunks?

5. Where does Rayona sleep after Father Tom leaves her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Christine surprised to be missing the first morning Rayona is in Dayton's house?

2. Why does Christine call her mother Aunt Ida?

3. How does Rayona end up winning a prize at the rodeo?

4. Describe the last scene of the novel.

5. What is the time period of the novel when it switches to Christine's point of view?

6. What happens between Father Tom and Rayona on the yellow raft in the lake at Bear Paw State Park?

7. How does Rayona describe what happens when Evelyn meets Father Tom?

8. What is the significance of the cliff near Tacoma where Christine wants to commit suicide?

9. What are some of the daring things Christine does when she is growing up?

10. What is the one thing Christine is going to miss about Seattle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What role do secrets play in the narrative of the three women and who do they affect the most profoundly?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss in detail two or three scenes that show the clash of cultures and what impact it has on the characters involved.

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following characters to discuss the internal struggle between a character's strength and weakness, focusing not only on the character who best exemplifies this struggle, but also has moments of triumph.

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