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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. What helps Chee focus his concentration efforts?
2. In what year did the prison riot that killed thirty prisoners occur?
3. As Chee stands at Windmill 6 and ponders all he knows, how does Chee characterize what he knows to this point?
4. What is the name of the clerk that the stolen necklace is given to?
5. Where does the person Chee goes to visit live?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Dashee's boss, the sheriff, think Dashee knows where the drugs are hidden?
2. Describe Black Mesa.
3. 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?
4. Why does Chee unearth the hidden suitcases and take them with him to the village where the ceremony is taking place?
5. 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?
6. 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?
7. While Chee and Dashee are meeting with the old Hopi, why is Dashee incredulous?
8. As Chee flees from his trailer where two men were waiting for him, whom does Chee think the two men may have been?
9. After returning to his office, why does Chee call the trading post at Teec Nos Pos?
10. Describe Windmill 6.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
Hillerman uses this story to examine the role that truth plays in our daily lives. Examine the author's beliefs through his storytelling. Why would the author choose this story to overlay his demonstration of the consequences realized when the truth is distorted or hidden? What did you learn from the author's discussion on truth? What other avenues, if any, could the author have used to express his beliefs? Would those avenues have been as effective as the story? Why or why not?
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