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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a novel by Sherman Alexie. The book won several awards, and was the first young adult fiction work by Alexie, a stand-up comedian and follows the life of junior. Take the quiz below and see how much of a fan you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In this chapter, it has been argued that the sexual references are necessary "to give Junior an authentic voice." Authentic means realistic or believable. Do you agree? Why or why not? Your response should be at lease four sentences. 

  • 2. 

    What is Junior's real name? 

    • A.

      Eugene Spirit

    • B.

      Arnold Spirit

    • C.

      Rowdy Spirit

    • D.

      Roger Spirit

    Correct Answer
    B. Arnold Spirit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Arnold Spirit. This is the real name of Junior, the main character in the book "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. The book follows Junior's journey as he navigates life on the Spokane Indian Reservation and his decision to attend an all-white high school off the reservation.

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  • 3. 

    Junior refers to his cerebral spinal fluid in his skull as which of the following? 

    • A.

      Brain drain

    • B.

      Brain grease

    • C.

      Brain freeze

    • D.

      Monkey grease

    Correct Answer
    B. Brain grease
    Explanation
    Junior refers to his cerebral spinal fluid in his skull as "brain grease" because it is a playful and informal way of describing the fluid that surrounds and protects the brain. The term "brain grease" is a metaphorical expression that likens the fluid to grease, which is commonly used to lubricate mechanical parts. It suggests that the cerebral spinal fluid plays a similar role in keeping the brain functioning smoothly.

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  • 4. 

    How many EXTRA teeth did Junior have when he was a young child? 

    • A.

      Ten

    • B.

      Seven

    • C.

      Forty-eight

    • D.

      Six

    Correct Answer
    A. Ten
    Explanation
    Junior had ten extra teeth when he was a young child.

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  • 5. 

    At what age did Junior start wearing glasses? 

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    C. Three
    Explanation
    Junior started wearing glasses at the age of three.

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  • 6. 

    What is Junior's hobby? 

    • A.

      Science experiments

    • B.

      Whittling

    • C.

      Drawing

    • D.

      Singing

    Correct Answer
    C. Drawing
    Explanation
    Junior's hobby is drawing. This is indicated by the fact that "drawing" is listed as one of the options.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the reservation on which Junior lives? 

    • A.

      Washington Indian Reservation

    • B.

      Spokane Indian Reservation

    • C.

      Portland Indian Reservation

    • D.

      Reardan Indian Reservation

    Correct Answer
    B. Spokane Indian Reservation
    Explanation
    Junior lives on the Spokane Indian Reservation. This can be inferred from the question which asks for the name of the reservation on which Junior lives. The correct answer is Spokane Indian Reservation, as it is the only option that matches the given information.

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  • 8. 

    What was Junior's dog's name? 

    • A.

      Ted

    • B.

      Rowdy

    • C.

      Eugene

    • D.

      Oscar

    Correct Answer
    D. Oscar
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the name of Junior's dog. The correct answer is Oscar.

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  • 9. 

    What was Junior's father's dream? 

    • A.

      To become a politician

    • B.

      To become a stock trader

    • C.

      To become a musician

    • D.

      To become a teacher

    Correct Answer
    C. To become a musician
    Explanation
    Junior's father's dream was to become a musician.

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  • 10. 

    What was Junior's Mother's dream? 

    • A.

      To go to college

    • B.

      To own an animal shelter

    • C.

      To move away

    • D.

      To become a beautician

    Correct Answer
    A. To go to college
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to go to college." This implies that Junior's mother had a dream of pursuing higher education and obtaining a college degree. This suggests that she aspired to gain knowledge and skills in a specific field of study, which might have been important to her personal and professional growth. Pursuing higher education can open up opportunities for better career prospects and personal development.

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  • 11. 

    To what animal does Junior compare Rowdy? 

    • A.

      A lion

    • B.

      A bull

    • C.

      A snake

    • D.

      A chicken

    Correct Answer
    C. A snake
    Explanation
    Junior compares Rowdy to a snake because snakes are often seen as sneaky and dangerous creatures. Rowdy, like a snake, is cunning and unpredictable. He can strike at any moment and has a fierce and intimidating presence. By comparing Rowdy to a snake, Junior highlights Rowdy's ability to strike fear into others and his ability to be a formidable opponent.

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  • 12. 

    Who beats up Junior at the powwow? 

    • A.

      Mr. P

    • B.

      Rowdy

    • C.

      Rowdy's dad

    • D.

      The Andruss Brothers

    Correct Answer
    D. The Andruss Brothers
    Explanation
    The Andruss Brothers beat up Junior at the powwow.

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  • 13. 

    What is an example of the comics Rowdy likes to read? 

    • A.

      Superman

    • B.

      X-Men

    • C.

      The Avengers

    • D.

      Casper the Friendly Ghost

    Correct Answer
    D. Casper the Friendly Ghost
    Explanation
    Rowdy likes to read comics that are friendly and not scary. Casper the Friendly Ghost fits this description as it is a comic about a friendly ghost who is kind and helpful. Superman, X-Men, and The Avengers are all superhero comics that may contain more action and intensity, which may not be Rowdy's preference.

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  • 14. 

    What is Junior's nickname for Mary? 

    • A.

      Mary Homebody

    • B.

      Mary Runs Away

    • C.

      Mary Little Lamb

    • D.

      Mary Quite Contrary

    Correct Answer
    B. Mary Runs Away
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mary Runs Away" because the question is asking for Junior's nickname for Mary. Out of the given options, "Mary Runs Away" is the only one that can be interpreted as a nickname. The other options are either full names or phrases that do not function as nicknames.

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  • 15. 

    Who did Junior's geometry book once belong to? 

    • A.

      His mother

    • B.

      His grandfather

    • C.

      His father

    • D.

      His sister

    Correct Answer
    A. His mother
    Explanation
    Junior's geometry book once belonged to his mother.

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  • 16. 

    What is Junior's geometry teacher's name? 

    • A.

      Mr. Eugene

    • B.

      Mr. Spirit

    • C.

      Mr. P

    • D.

      Mr. Sanchez

    Correct Answer
    C. Mr. P
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mr. P because it is the only option that matches the given question, which asks for Junior's geometry teacher's name.

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  • 17. 

    Now that they are in high school, what is Junior worried about with Rowdy? 

    • A.

      That other kids will look down on him for hanging out with Rowdy.

    • B.

      That Rowdy will become a great athlete and leave him behind.

    • C.

      That Rowdy will turn on him and bully him/ beat him up

    • D.

      That Rowdy will transfer to another school.

    Correct Answer
    B. That Rowdy will become a great athlete and leave him behind.
    Explanation
    Junior is worried that Rowdy will become a great athlete and leave him behind. This suggests that Junior values his friendship with Rowdy and is concerned about the potential changes that may occur as they enter high school. Junior may be worried about losing his connection with Rowdy if he becomes too focused on sports and prioritizes his athletic success over their friendship.

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