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. How much money did the prison typically give its inmates when they were released from prison?

2. After Chee starts searching for the suitcases at the crash site, about how long does it take for Chee to find the suitcases?

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

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

5. On Chee's second phone call, what does Chee suggest the caller do?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Chee phones Dashee to ask about the missing drugs, what does Dashee tell Chee?

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

3. How does Mr. Armijo describe the person that Chee goes to the prison to find out about?

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

10. Describe Windmill 6.

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

There are several characters introduced in the story who do not survive until the end of the story. Identify at least three people killed as the novel progresses. Compare and contrast each of these deaths, being sure to indicate which character died, how the character died, who was responsible for the character's death, and what impact on the overall plot the character's death had. What could have--or should have--been learned from each of these deaths by the other characters?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the story, there are several attempts made on Chee's life.

a. Identify at least three attempts on Chee's life. Describe the situation and how Chee escapes.

b. Compare and contrast the characters that try to kill Chee, as well as these characters' motivations.

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