People of Darkness Test | 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. Where did one of the men presumed dead in the explosion finally turn up?

2. According to Chee's predecessor, whose relationship with the tribal police was destroyed after the oil well explosion?

3. When Chee finds the home of the person he is looking for, the person is not there. Where is the person?

4. According to what Rosemary Vines tells Chee, how did Dillon Charley die?

5. What is Jim Chee studying to become?

Short Essay Questions

1. After Chee realizes that the killer is still nearby, where does Chee send Mary?

2. According to what B.J Vines tells Chee, why does Vines believe the box was stolen?

3. After reviewing the articles regarding the explosion at the library, what does Chee decide his next step should be?

4. Why does Chee not simply leave his room when he sees that Wolf is in the hospital?

5. After shooting Chee at the malpais, why does Wolf decide to go after both Chee and Mary?

6. When Colton Wolf receives a letter at the beginning of Chapter 8, what is the subject of the letter?

7. What does Chee find when he exits his hiding space after the killer has left?

8. After yelling at Mary to run, why does Chee turn and run in the opposite direction?

9. Why does the Albuquerque police officer tell Chee to be careful as the cop is leaving Chee's hospital room?

10. What is the goal of the Navajo Way?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast how the character of Mary Landon changes as the story progresses. Be sure to include your assessment of Mary's character when she first meets Jim Chee at the auction, when she accompanies Chee to the malpais, when she appears in Chee's hospital room offering to help him, and when the story ends. Use examples from the story to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

In many ways, the novel is a series of contrasts designed to heighten the reader's awareness and draw the reader deeper into the story and the intricacies of each of the story's characters. Identify at least three contrasts used in the novel. Describe these contrasts and determine how they affect the story's plot as well as the reader's emotional involvement in the characters' lives. If these identified contrasts were not included in the story, what effect would their absence have on the storyline, the characters' development, and the readers' involvement?

Essay Topic 3

B.J. Vines seems to be a man who is supremely confident in his ability to come out on top. Identify at least three instances from the story that highlight his confidence. How is Vines helped by his utter confidence? How is Vines hurt by his confidence? Provide examples of each.

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