The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Overview Quiz

Arnold “Junior” Spirit is a teenager living in Washington on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Because the tribal schools are subpar, Junior makes the difficult decision to attend school at the all-white Reardon High School off the reservation. Be sure you understand the challenges and conflicts Junior faces by taking the eNotes quiz on The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie. 

  • Question 1

    What costume does Junior wear to school on Halloween?

  • Question 2

    What does Junior take to Rowdy as a sort of peace offering?

  • Question 3

    What is it about Junior’s geography textbook that makes him so angry?

  • Question 4

    What does Junior say his family should give thanks for on Thanksgiving?

  • Question 5

    Who is the only other Indian at Reardon?

  • Question 6

    What “beautiful and ugly” thing does Junior’s father give him for Christmas?

  • Question 7

    Why does Junior's father not take his dog to the vet but kills it instead?

  • Question 8

    What does Junior claim is more important to Indians on the rez than education?

  • Question 9

    How does Junior's sister spend her days?

  • Question 10

    Which of the following problems is NOT one that Junior suffers from?

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