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People of Darkness Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz 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 Topics

The book is entitled People of Darkness. Why did the author choose this title? How does the title foreshadow the events that unfold in the story, the struggles of the main character, and the determination of Jim Chee to set things right?

B.J. Vines wears different masks in the story. Both a respected community member and an incredible liar, Vines is a study in contradictions. Identify, then compare and contrast the different sides/personas of B.J. Vines. How would the entire plot have been affected if Vines had not been successful at deceiving those around him? Why is it necessary for Vines to wear different masks? Explain your reasoning.

Compare and contrast how the character of Jim Chee changes as the story progresses. Be sure to include your assessment of Chee's character when he is first introduced in the story, when Chee is summoned by B.J. Vines, when Chee figures out why the roustabouts are dying, and when Chee sits with the killer as the killer is dying. Use examples from the story to support your answer.

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