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. Why does Chee always watch the face of the people he is questioning?

2. About how long is Chee in his hiding place before realizing the killer has left?

3. What does Wolf hate because it makes him feel exposed and vulnerable?

4. When Wolf is leaving town after shooting Chee, where does he dump his car?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is so unusual about the men who were part of the roustabout crew, as well as the men in the Charley family?

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. 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?

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

5. As Wolf kills the person who approaches him as he reaches Chee's floor, why does the murder not cause any alarm on the floor?

6. Describe the purpose of an Enemy Way.

7. When Chee has trouble sleeping and sneaks out of his hospital room, why does he visit the area he goes to?

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

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

10. When the sheriff questions Chee in Chee's hospital room, what does the sheriff ask Chee to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Compare and contrast B.J. Vines and Gordo Sena.

a. How are the two characters similar? How are they different?

b. Compare the role that justice plays in each of their lives. How is each character affected by the concept of justice - both positively and negatively?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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