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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Christine see in the trash the day she leaves the reservation, after attending Lee's funeral?
2. What is the date of Elgin's discharge from the military?
3. While staying with Datyon, what does Christine do for the first time in her life?
4. How old is Christine when she gets her terminal diagnosis from the IHS doctor?
5. What kind of club do Elgin and Christine go to on their wedding night?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the importance of ethnic identity throughout the novel in relation to the following characters: Rayona, Christine, Aunt Ida and Lee.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the character of Dayton and his impact on various characters throughout the novel. Why does Dorris introduce, but never confirm, the possibility of a homosexual relationship between him and Lee? Is Dayton a hero of the novel or just another flawed character?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how Dorris uses Christine as the middle ground, the bridge between old stories and new beginnings, both literally and figuratively.
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