Mid-Book 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. What does the word "Dinee" mean?
2. When Chee finds the home of the person he is looking for, the person is not there. To whom does Chee speak?
3. What does the second man put into the bed of the truck?
4. To whom does Colton Wolf talk at the hospital to confirm the information he received during the cautious phone call?
5. As Chee takes Mary home, whose truck is still parked in the auction's parking lot?
Short Essay Questions
1. As Chapter 8 opens, for what is Colton Wolf waiting?
2. What happens when Chee tells the person he is visiting that several other men associated with the Charley family all died of cancer?
3. As Wolf slips out of the hospital, what does Wolf suddenly realize?
4. After Chee realizes that the killer is still nearby, where does Chee send Mary?
5. Why were the employees of the oil company going to "shoot" the oil well?
6. As the reader is first introduced to Jim Chee, what season is just beginning according to the traditional calendar of Dinee?
7. According to what Vines tells Chee, who does B.J. Vines believe is responsible for the oil well explosion and why?
8. On the way to the roustabout's remote burial site, Chee has trouble believing that one of two suspects could be responsible. Who is the suspect and what is the doubt?
9. What is so unusual about the men who were part of the roustabout crew, as well as the men in the Charley family?
10. When Chee has trouble sleeping and sneaks out of his hospital room, what does he discover when he reaches the area he intended to visit?
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the characteristics, roles, loyalties, and agendas of the following people in the story: Jim Chee, Henry Becenti, Gordo Sena, and B.J. Vines.
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the story, there are several attempts made on Chee's life.
a. Identify at least three attempts on Chee's life. Describe the situation and how Chee escapes.
b. Compare and contrast the situations in which the attempts are made on Chee's life. What is the motivation in each of these situations to kill Chee?
Essay Topic 3
Throughout the novel, Jim Chee is struggling with the decision whether to remain in the Navajo world or to join the white man's world and accept a position with the FBI. Compare and contrast these two worlds. How are these two worlds regarded by Chee? What do these worlds provide for Chee? How is the story affected by Chee's relationship with each world?
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