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 is Mary Landon's occupation?

2. What is Dine'estse-tle?

3. According to the newspaper articles Chee and Mary read at the library, how many employees from the explosives company were originally thought to have been killed in the oil well explosion?

4. Where is Chee shot by the killer?

5. What kind of car is the killer driving?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

5. When Chee learns that the final roustabout has died, why does Chee want to see the body?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characteristics, roles, loyalties, and agendas of the following people in the story: Jim Chee, Henry Becenti, Gordo Sena, and B.J. Vines.

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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