Dance Hall of the Dead Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. At the beginning of Chapter 19, who is Leaphorn looking for?

2. What are Koyemshi?

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

4. In Chapter 18, what hangs over the Zuni pueblo?

5. What does Leaphorn find made of blue and yellow songbird feathers in Chapter 19?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has Susanne learned about deer from George Bowlegs?

2. In Chapter 15, what disturbs Leaphorn about the dead deer killed by George Bowlegs?

3. Who are the people who are hunting in Chapter 15, and what are they hunting?

4. Who is in the procession of the Council of the Gods?

5. What law-enforcement agencies are interested in the crimes at Zuni and why?

6. Father Ingles is impressed with George Bowlegs. Why?

7. John O'Malley is watching for seven people he believes are involved in the narcotics operation. Who does Leaphorn recognize from the seven photographs?

8. What is Ted Isaacs's background?

9. Describe Leaphorn's view at the beginning of Chapter 18.

10. 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.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Leaphorn is hit with the dart, he is able to realize that he must find a place to wait out the effects of the tranquilizer. The reader stays in Leaphorn's head as he hears the killer approach but is powerless to stop it. Although Leaphorn is also faced with hallucinations, he is still able to put more pieces of the puzzle together. What does this chapter tell you about Leaphorn's personality? If you were to meet him outside of his role as a police officer, what kind of man do you think he would be?

Essay Topic 2

A meeting between the various law enforcement entities shows the different cultures and the differences. Through Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn's eyes, the reader learns of an antagonism or rivalry between his culture, the Navajo, and that of the Zuni. Yet since the crime involves two boys, one who is Navajo and the other who is Zuni, these two cultures must work together. Compare and contrast the Navajo and Zuni cultures as described in Chapter 2.

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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