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 Chee learns from the intercepted phone call, when will the exchange of money for cocaine take place?

2. When Chee leaves a note where the suitcases are buried, what does he put his note in?

3. Where is the prison that Chee goes to visit?

4. According to West's friend, how did West feel after his meeting with Johnson?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. When Dashee meets Chee on U.S. 160, what does Chee tell Dashee?

4. After returning to his office, why does Chee call the trading post at Teec Nos Pos?

5. According to the friend of West that Chee interviews, why did Johnson stay parked away from the prison long after he and West were finished talking?

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

7. As Chee flees from his trailer where two men were waiting for him, whom does Chee think the two men may have been?

8. 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?

9. What does Chee see when he goes to the shrine that solves the mystery of why the windmill is being vandalized?

10. Why does Dashee's boss, the sheriff, think Dashee knows where the drugs are hidden?

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 T.L. Johnson and Captain Largo.

a. How are the two characters similar in terms of their professional lives? How are they different?

b. How are the two characters similar in their personality characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses? How are they different?

c. Looking forward, how might Chee's suspected involvement in the plane crash and drug trade have affected each of these men as they moved forward with their lives? Would they be similarly affected or not? Explain your answers and your reasoning.

Essay Topic 3

When Chee asks Largo if he is concerned about the missing fifty minutes, Largo replies that he is not concerned because he knows how slowly Chee works. This sort of statement is typical of the way Largo interacts with Chee. Discuss the relationship between Chee and his superior officer. Is Largo's gruff demeanor toward Chee a sign that he does not respect Chee, or does Largo like and appreciate Chee? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

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