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"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"

Skapad 2020-10-07 11:26 i Stiernhooksgymnasiet Rättvik GY
Gymnasieskola Engelska
Working with Sherman Alexie's book "The Absoluely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian". Reading/listening to the book and answering questions in a booklet. Write in the booklet given to you. Final essay.

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The Absolutely TRUE Diary of a Part-Time Indian 

by Sherman Alexie 

 

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Use this link to access the e-book and sound files. Youll find a chapter list on the next page. 

 

 

 

Life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of a community - Sherman Alexie 

 

 

 

Opening this book is like meeting a friend you'd never make in your actual life and being given a piece of his world, inner and outer. It's humane, authentic and, most of all, it speaks. - Diane Samuels, The Guardian 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 

Chapter Name 

Length of ESL Bits sound file 

1 

The Black-Eye-of-The-Month-Club 

7.41 minutes 

2 

Why Chicken Means So Much to Me 

9.18 

3 

Revenge Is My Middle Name 

12.39 

4 

Because Geometry Is Not a Country 

8.15 

5 

Hope Against Hope 

17.27 

6 

Go Means Go 

4.19 

7 

Rowdy Sings the Blues 

6.38 

8 

How To Fight Monsters 

16.52 

9 

Grandmother Gives Me Some Advice 

6.39 

10 

Tears of a Clown 

2.27 

11 

Halloween 

6.25 

12 

Slouching Toward Thanksgiving 

21.55 

13 

My Sister Sends Me an E-mail 

2.35 

14 

Thanksgiving 

3.09 

15 

Hunger Pains 

11.16 

16 

Rowdy Gives Me Advice About Love 

3.52 

17 

Dance, Dance, Dance 

12.55 

18 

Dont Trust Your Computer 

3.39 

19 

My Sister Sends Me a Letter 

.56 

20 

Reindeer Games 

18.34 

21 

And A Partridge In a Pear Tree 

2.06 

22 

Red Versus White 

10.56 

23 

Wake 

11.55 

24 

Valentine Heart 

9.01 

25 

In Like A Lion 

28.34 

26 

Rowdy and I Have a Long Discussion 

.43 

27 

Russian Guys Are Not Always Geniuses 

25.03 

28 

My Final Freshman Year Report Card 

.31 

29 

Remembering 

4.00 

30 

Talking About Turtles 

21.56 

 

Chapter 1 

Why is Junior a member of the `Black Eye of the Month Club´? 

 

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Why does Junior draw cartoons, and what do they tell us about him? 

 

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Chapter 2 

What does Junior identify as the worst thing about being poor? 

 

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How is poverty a cycle for Junior’s family? 

 

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Use five adjectives to describe Junior’s personality; based on what you know so far: 

 

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Chapter 3 

What is the Spokane Powwow? 

 

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What does Rowdy do with the Andruss brothers? Why? What does this demonstrate about his friendship with Junior? 

 

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Chapter 4 

Why is Junior so cynical about white teachers? 

 

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What angers Junior about his geometry book? 

 

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Chapter 5 

 

 

What is Mr. P’s advice to Junior, and why does he give him this advice? 

 

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Chapter 6 

How do Junior’s parents react to his decision to change schools? What does this show about them? 

 

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Chapter 7 

How are sporting results used to compare the two schools? 

 

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How does Rowdy react to Junior’s decision to change schools and why does he react in this way? 

 

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Chapter 8 

How does the cartoon symbolize Junior’s insecurities? 

 

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How do the students at Reardon react to Junior? 

 

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In this chapter, Junior says: “Maybe I was telling the world I was no longer a moving target”. What does he mean by this statement? How did he “tell” the world this? 

 

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Chapter 9 

Exactly what advice does Junior get from his grandmother? 

 

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Chapter 10 

Junior’s story about Dawn tells the reader a lot about who he is. What are your thoughts? 

 

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Chapter 11 

What is “trick or treating”, and how does it remind (or make Junior think of) Rowdy? 

 

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Chapter 12 

Junior speaks up in class! Why is this so significant? What is Mr. Dodge’s reaction and how does that make you as the reader feel? 

 

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What does Mary do and why? 

 

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Chapter 13 

What does Mary say in her e-mail? Summarize the most important information and in your own words. 

 

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Chapter 14 

Describe the cartoon Junior draws. How does Rowdy’s father react and why (do you think)? 

 

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Chapter 15 

Consider this quote“Everybody is absolutely shocked that Penelope chose me to be her new friend. I’m not some ugly, mutated beast. But I am an absolute stranger at the school. 

And I am an Indian. And Penelope’s father, Earl, is a racist.”  So why are Penelope and Junior dating? 

 

 

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Chapter 16 

Gordy says, “White girls are privileged. They’re damsels in distress”. What does he mean by this? 

 

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Chapter 17 

In this chapter we find out why Junior considers himself to be a part-time Indian. Explain in your own words. 

 

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Chapter 18 

What do the e-mails that Junior and Rowdy send to each other say about their relationship? 

 

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Chapter 19 

Judging from the descriptions in her letter to Junior, what is your opinion about Mary’s new life? Is she better off than she was before she left her reservation? 

 

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Chapter 20 

Were you surprised by what Junior does in this chapter? Why or why not? 

 

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