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. When Chee asks Dashee if Dashee has caught the windmill vandals yet, who does Dashee blame the vandalism on?

2. How long is the Night Chant ritual?

3. According to the person Chee goes to visit, what are the suitcases made out of?

4. According to the person Chee goes to visit, how many suitcases were taken from the plane and put into the waiting car?

5. According to the rap sheet Chee is reading at the prison, what was the prisoner arrested for in El Paso?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How was Thomas West killed?

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

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

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

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

9. As Chee flees from his trailer where two men were waiting for him, what does Chee wonder about in regard to the scheduled exchange?

10. Describe Black Mesa.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

There is no doubt that Miss Pauling is greatly affected by the events the death of her brother. Discuss how her brother's death and the events thereafter affect not only Miss Pauling's worldview, but also her determination to find her brother's killer. How do Miss Pauling's experiences affect her mental state, her susceptibility to being used by Gaines, and her willingness to help Chee?

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