A Yellow Raft in Blue Water Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Christine when she gets her terminal diagnosis from the IHS doctor?

2. What is Dayton trying to hide from Christine on his desk?

3. Who does Christine think Rayona is at first when she shows up at Dayton's house after the rodeo?

4. What song do Elgin and Christine dance to on their wedding night?

5. What does Christine listen to on the radio as she drives to Montana to give Rayona to Aunt Ida?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Is A Yellow Raft in Blue Water a coming-of-age novel? Why or why not? Who makes a true transformation in the novel, gaining insight and maturity?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how Dorris uses Christine as the middle ground, the bridge between old stories and new beginnings, both literally and figuratively.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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