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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 did Vines do when Sena started hounding members of the peyote church when the trouble between the men first started?
2. What is the name of Dillon Charley's son?
3. As Chapter 8 opens, in what state is Colton Wolf?
4. As Chee drives into the desert, for whose home is Chee looking?
5. As Chapter 8 opens, where is Colton Wolf?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Colton Wolf receives a letter at the beginning of Chapter 8, what is the subject of the letter?
2. According to what Charley tells Chee, what is contained in the missing box?
3. As Chapter 8 opens, why is Colton Wolf working on his guns?
4. What is the malpais?
5. As Chee drives into the desert, he is listening to songs his uncle wants him to memorize. Why does his uncle want Chee to memorize these songs?
6. How does Vines' attempt to remove Chee from the missing box investigation affect Chee?
7. Describe the person who illegally parks the truck in the parking lot while the bacteriologist watches from her window.
8. Why is Tsoodzil important to the Navajos?
9. Why does Wolf's employer send Wolf to the university campus?
10. According to what Chee learns from his predecessor, why did a group of roustabouts not go to work on the day the explosion occurred?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
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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