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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. Who is Eldon Tamana?
2. What does Fleck think is one thing about the Client's identity?
3. What does Leaphorn do at dusk?
4. Why does Leaphorn decide to go to Washington, D. C.?
5. What sort of ceremony will Agnes' family hold?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the possible history of the Inca mask of the god Viracocha?
2. What shocks Catherine Perry about the box on her desk?
3. Who picks up Chee at the airport and what does he observe about the men?
4. What does the letter Chee receives from Mary reveal?
5. What ceremony is Jim Chee observing and why is he there?
6. How do the members of the tribal council feel about the proposed bypass? How does Tamana think he can get elected to the council?
7. Why hasn't The Client paid Fleck the rest of the money owed Fleck?
8. With whom do Chee and Leaphorn meet and what does Chee tell the person?
9. What is Fleck's association with Eddy Elkins and why does Fleck think of him in this chapter?
10. What does Catherine Perry find on her desk and who does she blame?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation whereby Joe Leaphorn, using only his mind, "out detects" the FBI, with its large budget and state-of-the-art equipment.
2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use of and meaning of five symbols found in Talking God.
3. Discuss the use of foreshadowing in literature. What is the purpose of foreshadowing? Cite 3 examples of foreshadowing and how it is used to indicate events to come in Talking God.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the following:
1. Choose two incidences in Talking God and compare/contrast the way the Navajo culture and the western, white culture view those incidents.
2. Write an argument/persuasion essay addressing the idea of assimilation versus a group keeping their own culture when they live within a larger culture.
3. Conduct 2 interviews of Native Americans or persons from a different culture who have moved to the United States and ask them about the idea of assimilation versus merging into the predominent culture of the United States.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of death. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with death? Why? What are some symbols of death? How much does this theme contribute to the plot of the story?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of mental/emotional illness. Which characters struggle with some sort of emotional illness? Why? Which characters seem really healthy emotionally/mentally? Why? Can the characters who seem mentally ill change? Why or why not?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of camaraderie within the ranks of cops. Why is this camaraderie important to some characters? Is anyone willing to abandon the camaraderie or feeling of belonging? Who? Why? What are the positive and negative sides to cops having such a closed fraternity? What other organizations maintain a close adhesion? Do they do so for the same reasons as cops do?
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