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 Dashee, where is the Hopi ceremonial scheduled to take place?

2. After Chee uncovers the mystery of why the windmill is being vandalized, who accompanies Chee on his visit to act as an interpreter?

3. Who does Chee go to the prison to learn about?

4. What helps Chee focus his concentration efforts?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 does Chee respond when Dashee asks Chee directly if Chee found the car?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

In many ways, the novel is a series of contrasts designed to heighten the reader's awareness and draw the reader deeper into the story and the intricacies of each of the story's characters. Identify at least three contrasts that are used in the novel. Describe these contrasts and determine how they impact the story's plot as well as the reader's emotional involvement in the characters' lives. If these identified contrasts were not included in the story, what impact would their absence have on the storyline, the characters' development, and the readers' involvement?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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