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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Halona?
2. What are Koyemshi?
3. What do the Mudhead wear during the dance of Shalako?
4. In Chapter 16, what does Leaphorn find inside the fetish offering?
5. What did Leaphorn experience in college with Tom Bob and Blackie Bisti?
Short Essay Questions
1. Although George Bowlegs is mentioned often in the book, the reader doesn't see him until Chapter 19 when he appears in front of Leaphorn.
2. Describe Father Ingles.
3. Father Ingles is impressed with George Bowlegs. Why?
4. What law-enforcement agencies are interested in the crimes at Zuni and why?
5. Describe Leaphorn's view at the beginning of Chapter 18.
6. Who are the people who are hunting in Chapter 15, and what are they hunting?
7. According to the Zuni beliefs, what will happen if the Shalako ceremonies aren't performed correctly?
8. In Chapter 16, Leaphorn is shot with a hypodermic dart. How was this done?
9. What effects does Leaphorn feel from the hypodermic dart?
10. After leaving the Bowlegs hogan in Chapter 14, what is Leaphorn's plan for the investigation.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The FBI agent, John O'Malley, acts as if the paralyzing dart is not worth worrying about or filing charges against. What is O'Malley communicating to Leaphorn with his words and actions in Chapter 17? Is he showing prejudice against Leaphorn because he's Navajo or because he's just a local authority? How does O'Malley's attitude affect Leaphorn's decisions of what and how to investigate?
Essay Topic 2
Although it becomes important to Leaphorn to protect George and Susanne, he is first a detective. As a detective, he must rule them out not with his heart but with logic, which he is able to do. Explain how Leaphorn uses logic in Chapter 16 to add or rule out suspects or reasons for the deaths.
Essay Topic 3
Leaphorn is disturbed by the scene at the commune in Chapter 6. Instead of hippies and love and peace, he finds a leader wearing expensive boots who intimidates the teen girl who lives there. Although Susanne obviously cares for George and Ernesto, Halsey is obvious in his disdain of the boys and of the law or "fuzz." Leaphorn also finds another young man on a bad "trip" at the commune. How do these events foreshadow what Leaphorn learns at the end of the chapter?
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