Mid-Book 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. Where does Chee tell Largo that he wants to go visit to find out more about Musket?
2. What is a powaqa?
3. As the Cessna's pilot is bringing the plane in for landing, what does the pilot suddenly realize?
4. Where does Johnson find the business card that Gaines had given to Chee when they first met?
5. How far above the ground does the pilot fly his Cessna plane?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened on the day that Chee first met the owner of the Burnt Water Trading Post?
2. Why does Dashee's boss, the sheriff, think Dashee knows where the drugs are hidden?
3. Why does the Cessna's pilot fly near Balakai Mesa on his route?
4. According to Chee's conversation with the old Hopi, what does Chee say that he understands it gets harder and harder to do?
5. After Johnson leaves Chee's trailer, Chee tells Captain Largo what happened. According to Chee, what was Johnson's story going to be if Chee filed a complaint against Johnson?
6. What does Chee find when he approaches the car as the car sits in the middle of the plaza?
7. How does Chee decide to ensure that Miss Pauling has access to the switchboard at the Hopi Cultural Center motel when Gaines's call comes in?
8. After Johnson handcuffs Chee in Chee's trailer, what does Johnson insist that Chee keep in mind?
9. When Chee phones Dashee to ask about the missing drugs, what does Dashee tell Chee?
10. As Chee flees from his trailer where two men were waiting for him, whom does Chee think the two men may have been?
Essay Topic 1
Jake West employs many sinister techniques to make sure the people involved in his scheme end up exactly where they are supposed to end up.
a. Identify three methods that West uses to keep the other characters in place.
b. How does the West hide his true motives and what does he have to gain by keeping his real purpose a secret? What does he have to lose by keeping his real purpose a secret?
c. What other methods might West have used to achieve his purpose? Would any of your methods have been as effective as West's plan in the story? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Hillerman uses this story to examine the role that truth plays in our daily lives. Examine the author's beliefs through his storytelling. Why would the author choose this story to overlay his demonstration of the consequences realized when the truth is distorted or hidden? What did you learn from the author's discussion on truth? What other avenues, if any, could the author have used to express his beliefs? Would those avenues have been as effective as the story? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Jim Chee and Cowboy Dashee can be seen as kindred spirits. Although they are not quite the same, they share a number of similarities. Identify and describe these similarities. Then, based on your discussion of their similarities, identify the ways in which these two men's similarities facilitate the plot's development and moves the story forward.
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