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A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Michael Dorris

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1. Why does Christine go to the hospital so often?

2. Who is Elgin?

3. Where does Christine want to go to kill herself?

4. Why does Christine get a membership to Village Video?

5. What activity does Ida most enjoy around the house?

6. What group does Rayona join on the reservation?

7. Where does Rayona end up going with Father Tom?

8. Where does Rayona meet Sky?

9. What job does Rayona get at Bearpaw Lake?

10. What does Rayona find on the ground at Bearpaw Lake?

11. Where do Sky and Evelyn take Rayona?

12. What happens to Christine on the night the world is supposed to end?

13. What obligation does Lee try to avoid that Christine urges him to follow?

14. What do Christine and Elgin first talk about when they meet?

15. What happens at Point Defiance Park?

16. What surprise does Christine get when she returns to the reservation for Lee’s funeral?

17. What news does Christine get at the IHS during her last visit before she takes Rayona to the reservation?

18. What does Rayona throw away when she and her mother go to pick up Babe?

19. What is Ida’s biological relationship to Christine?

20. Why is Ida allowed to keep Christine even though Clara is Christine’s real mother?

21. Who is Lee’s father?

22. Who visits Ida’s house on the night the world is supposed to end?

23. When Christine moves in with Dayton, what does she find out about him?

24. When do Rayona and Ellen finally meet?

25. Whose place does Rayona take in the rodeo?

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