Dance Hall of the Dead Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What taboo did Ernesto worry he had broken?

2. In Chapter 14, who performs the third search of the Bowlegs hogan?

3. In Chapter 11, where does Leaphorn find Susanne?

4. How does Ted Isaacs refer to his family?

5. In Chapter 16, what does Leaphorn find inside the fetish offering?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

While watching for George above the Zuni village, Leaphorn paints a vivid picture of his surroundings. This is something he has done in previous chapters as well. What do you think Leaphorn's feelings for his environment are? Does his environment affect his day-to-day life? If so, in what way?

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 10, it is revealed that if Ernesto Cata had lived, he would have grown up as a respected and honored member of the Zuni, even a leader. Compare and contrast Ernesto's possible future with George's probable future. Does this explain some of George's "crazy" behavior that several have reported to Leaphorn?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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