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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What television show does the labor nurse tell Christine to think about during labor?
2. Elgin wants to name his daughter after who?
3. What does Dayton buy for Christine and Rayona?
4. Christine and Dayton act like what while Christine stays with him?
5. Who does Christine see at the bar when she takes Rayona with her one 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
Is The Yellow Raft in Blue Water a testament to the strength of family ties, or a cautionary tale about the tangled web of family legacies?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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