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 are the dancers doing that Chee is watching?
2. What does Leaphorn find when he goes out on the job for Kennedy?
3. What is in the letter that Chee opens in chapter 7?
4. What is on Perry's desk when she arrives at her office after returning to Washington, D. C.?
5. How can an Amtrak train be stopped by a passenger in an emergency?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Agnes Tsosie's visit to the doctor.
2. What has Fleck done to the nursing home director and why?
3. What does Janet Pete tell Jim Chee when she calls him at his office?
4. Describe the conversation between Fleck and the Client and Fleck's reaction afterward.
5. What do Chee, Leaphorn and Captain Rodney find in the bin that contains artifacts from Borneo?
6. Besides a Yeibichai mask, what else does Chee find of interest in Highhawk's office?
7. What makes Leaphorn decide to travel to Washington, D. C. for his vacation?
8. With whom does Chee have breakfast and what amazes Chee?
9. What does Chee conclude about the Yeibichai mask and how does he come to that conclusion?
10. What does Leaphorn learn when he calls his office?
Talking God, like most novels in the detective genre involves police officers and police work. Discuss the following:
1. What are the characteristics of an effective police officer? Does Leaphorn perform well as a police officer? What about Chee? Kennedy?
2. What additional characteristics does a police detective need versus a policeman on the beat?
3. Discuss the clash between the FBI and the police. Should more cooperation take place between the agencies? Why do you think the FBI is often portrayed in an uncomplimentary light in police/detective novels? How does Hillerman portray the FBI?
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Talking God. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Hillerman chooses the symbols he does?
2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in Talking God. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Hillerman chooses the metaphors he does?
3. Discuss Hillerman's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Hillerman use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).
Talking God belongs to the detective/crime/mystery genre. Discuss the following:
1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the detective/crime/mystery genre.
2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.
3. What do you think is the difference between a suspense novel and a murder mystery?
4. Many in the world of academe do not see mystery as a serious genre, that its primary purpose is entertainment and not "worthy" of being studied by serious students of literature? Respond to that idea.
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