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A Thief of Time: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many people are in Nakai's congregation on the fringe of the Checkerboard Reservation?



2. What did Chee send his girlfriend once?



3. When was Nelson's auction house founded?



4. How old is Bob Luna's son?



5. How many days does Leaphorn's "terminal leave" run?



Short Essay Questions

1. What does Chee do when he learns who the drunk was that caused a disturbance at the 7-Eleven?



2. When Leaphorn climbs a cliff, who is standing waiting for him?



3. What has been a major source of satisfaction for Harrison Houk for most of his life?



4. While Houk is in the barn considering his fate, what does he realize he should have known?



5. What has Houk done during his life?



6. What does Amos Whistler say about the area where the pots came from that interest Friedman-Bernal?



7. What does Irene Musket say about Houk's trips in the kayak?



8. How did Leaphorn's wife, Emma die?



9. What does Leaphorn believe that Elliot will try to do as they carry Friedman-Bernal?



10. Why does Leaphorn believe that the backhoe case and Dr. Friedman-Bernal's case overlap?



Essay Topics

Discuss how the author uses back stories to provide information about characters and to describe events that happened before the occurrences in the novel.

DuMont says that "One doesn't buy merely the object. One wants what goes with it. The history." Discuss what DuMont means that one buys the history of an object and how that relates to his desire to speak with Leaphorn.

Leaphorn seems to be affected by his wife's death. Discuss the death of Leaphorn's wife and how it affects him.

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