The Crossing Test | 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. What kind of animals is pulling the gypsy cart?

2. The girl's grandmother claimed that men of __________ are always successful except in times of war.

3. What do Boyd and the girl do that surprises Billy?

4. How was the man blinded?

5. What new item does Billy have with him for this trip into Mexico?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe Mr. Sanders. What is his role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by creating Sanders' character in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

McCarthy uses more than one instance of irony in the story. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the story and note why they are examples of irony. What is the major irony in the story? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Nature takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

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