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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. What is the name of the group the priests want Rayona to join?
2. What does Father Tom offer to buy for Rayona after the incident on the yellow raft?
3. How long is it since Rayona sees Aunt Ida?
4. What is Rayona's job at the state park?
5. Christine tells Rayona that she dates a guy who playes an Indian in which movie?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Rayona's life like?
2. Why does Christine come to despise Dayton?
3. How is Rayona treated by Foxy and Annabelle after she arrives at Aunt Ida's house?
4. How does it go when Aunt Ida comes to dinner at Dayton's house?
5. What happens to Christine as she drives through the snowy landscape of Montana on the way to Lee's funeral?
6. Why does Christine ask the doctor for a deck of cards after he gives her the terminal diagnosis?
7. Why does Christine return to Aunt Ida's while Rayona is in school?
8. How does Christine treat Elgin when he comes to return the car keys at the hospital?
9. What happens between Father Tom and Rayona on the yellow raft in the lake at Bear Paw State Park?
10. How does Ida burn her cheek?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the theme of belonging and abandonment as it is shown through Rayona, Christine, Ida and Dayton.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the use of symbolism throughout the novel. Where is it used, and to what effect? Does the symbolism correspond with any themes?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the use of popular culture throughout the novel and the thread it provides to tie many aspects of the novel together.
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