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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 tells the second person he calls, where will Chee be for the day?
2. When Chee finds the suitcases, how far below the surface are the suitcases buried?
3. Where do the two arroyos that the car was not hidden in lead to?
4. In what year did the prison riot that killed thirty prisoners occur?
5. After uncovering the mystery of why the windmill is being vandalized, who does Chee call?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Chee see when he goes to the shrine that solves the mystery of why the windmill is being vandalized?
2. When Dashee meets Chee on U.S. 160, what does Chee tell Dashee?
3. According to the old Hopi, why is there no longer any water at the Hopi's sacred place?
4. 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?
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. How does Chee respond when Largo asks Chee for all of his paperwork?
7. Why does Chee unearth the hidden suitcases and take them with him to the village where the ceremony is taking place?
8. Why does Dashee's boss, the sheriff, think Dashee knows where the drugs are hidden?
9. What is the one thing that the caller does not specify to Gaines during the phone call?
10. After returning to his office, why does Chee call the trading post at Teec Nos Pos?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jim Chee and Cowboy Dashee can be seen as kindred spirits. Although they are not quite the same, they share a number of similarities. Identify and describe these similarities. Then, based on your discussion of their similarities, identify the ways in which these two men's similarities facilitate the plot's development and moves the story forward.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the characteristics, roles, loyalties, and agendas of the following people in the story: Jim Chee, Cowboy Dashee, T.L. Johnson, Captain Largo, and Ben Gaines.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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