People of Darkness 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. What hospital room is Jim Chee in?

2. Who approaches as Wolf reaches Chee's floor?

3. According to the woman Chee finds, where is the final roustabout's body located?

4. When Wolf arrives at the hospital, where does he first head after entering the building?

5. What is the name of the final roustabout's relative?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Chee tells the person he is visiting that several other men associated with the Charley family all died of cancer?

2. After discovering the dead body on the way to where the missing box is supposed to be, how does Chee realize that the killer is still nearby?

3. As Chee and Mary leave the roundabout's sister, why does Mary ask Chee to explain what the sister had said?

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

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

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

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

8. According to the discussion Mary and Chee have after leaving the roustabout's sister, why does Chee initially believe that Emerson Charley's body disappeared?

9. What does Chee learn from the Albuquerque police officer about the killer when the cop comes to Chee's hospital room?

10. Describe the purpose of an Enemy Way.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the course of the novel, Hopi and Navajo traditions abound. In fact, these traditions and rituals become a main reason behind the story's plot. Identify at least three different Hopi or Navajo traditions that affected the plot and the lives of the characters involved in the story. For each instance, describe the ritual, the characters involved, and the way Hopi or Navajo traditions affected the story's plot. How might the story have been different if these traditions had not been a part of the plot? Explain your reasoning.

Essay Topic 3

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 that are 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?

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