The Dark Wind 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. According to what Dashee tells Chee, who gives the girl at Mexican Water the stolen necklace?

2. According to what Miss Pauling tells Chee, when is the caller expected to try to reach Gaines next?

3. What is the name of Joseph Musket's mother?

4. How long is the Night Chant ritual?

5. According to the person Chee goes to visit, how big are the suitcases?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Chee's conversation with the old Hopi, what does Chee say that he understands it gets harder and harder to do?

2. According to Mr. Armijo, how did Armijo know the person Chee goes to the prison to find out about?

3. Before the two men part, why does Dashee ask Chee what size boots Chee wears?

4. Describe Black Mesa.

5. Why does Chee unearth the hidden suitcases and take them with him to the village where the ceremony is taking place?

6. According to what Miss Pauling overhears on Gaines's phone call, what does the caller insist on when the exchange is to be made and why?

7. What is the one thing that the caller does not specify to Gaines during the phone call?

8. According to Mr. Armijo, why did the person Chee goes to the prison to find out about have lots of friends in the prison?

9. According to Chee's conversation with the old Hopi, what would Chee do if he wanted to help the guardian of the shrine?

10. How was Thomas West killed?

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 impacted the plot and the lives of the characters involved in the story. For each instance, describe the ritual, the characters involved, and how the Hopi or Navajo traditions impacted 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 the characteristics, roles, loyalties, and agendas of the following people in the story: Jim Chee, Cowboy Dashee, T.L. Johnson, Captain Largo, and Ben Gaines.

Essay Topic 3

The theme of loyalty is evident throughout the novel. Cowboy Dashee's loyalties, for instance, lie with himself, his clan, and his friend, and he refuses to divulge information or leave evidence that might be damaging to Jim Chee. Discuss how the theme of loyalty is portrayed through the eyes of Captain Largo, Jake West, T.L. Johnson, and Miss Pauling. Support your observations.

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