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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian


by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Hand Me the Peace Pipe Quiz

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Q. With what is a hydrocephalic born?

A fear of deep water
An allergy to water
Water on the brain
A propensity to drop water balloons on passers-by from the roofs of tall buildings
Q. Who kills Oscar, Junior/Arnold’s pet dog?

Junior/Arnold’s father
That same jerk who shot Old Yeller
A pitbull
A bear
Q. What does Junior/Arnold find written in his geometry textbook?

The answers to a quiz
A list of all the ways in which he will certainly use the concepts of manifolds and Euclidean space in his future job as a stock clerk
A poem
His mother’s name
Q. Why does Rowdy, Junior/Arnold’s best friend, punch him in the face?

Because boys will be boys
Because Junior/Arnold stole his dog
Because Junior/Arnold wants to transfer to a white school
Because that’s just what you do when your name is Rowdy
Because Rowdy catches Junior/Arnold cheating
Q. What causes Roger to respect Junior/Arnold?

Junior/Arnold proves himself to be incredibly smart
Junior/Arnold punches Roger in the face
Junior/Arnold sings a really inspiring rendition of Aretha Franklin’s "Respect"
Junior/Arnold gets a date with Penelope