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. What reason does Chee give the prison officials for his inquiries?

2. Where is the diner located?

3. After Chee uncovers the mystery of why the windmill is being vandalized, who does Chee go to visit?

4. When the call comes in at the Hopi Cultural Center motel for Gaines, who listens in on the call?

5. What is the name of the Custodian of the Fourth World of the Hopis?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Black Mesa.

3. How does Chee respond when Largo asks Chee for all of his paperwork?

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. 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?

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

7. While Chee and Dashee are meeting with the old Hopi, why is Dashee incredulous?

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

9. When Chee and Musket's mother introduce themselves, what information do they share?

10. According to the old Hopi, why is there no longer any water at the Hopi's sacred place?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

T.L. Johnson seems to be a man who is supremely confident in his ability to come out on top. Identify at least three instances from the story that highlight his confidence. How is Johnson helped by his utter confidence? How is Johnson hurt by his confidence? Provide examples of each.

Essay Topic 2

The book is titled The Dark Wind. Why did the author choose this title? How does the title foreshadow the events that unfold in the story, the struggles of the main character, and the determination of Jim Chee to set things right?

Essay Topic 3

Identify three of the people that refuse to believe that Chee had anything to do with the drug trade. Then, compare and contrast the backgrounds, experiences, and opinions of these three people. Was each member of the group necessary in order for the author to help the reader believe in Chee's innocence? Why or why not? What might have been different if these people were not supporting Chee? Explain your reasoning.

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