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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Chee finds the suitcases, how far below the surface are the suitcases buried?

2. According to the rap sheet Chee is reading at the prison, what was the prisoner's first arrest for?

3. According to his mother, how many one hundred dollar bills did Joseph have when he returned from prison

4. When Chee notices vehicle tracks in the sand that have been dampened by the previous night's rain, where is Chee headed?

5. What is the name of Joseph Musket's mother?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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