The Crossing Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. 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 the overall setting for the novel. Why does McCarthy use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.

Essay Topic 3

THE CROSSING is a classic coming of age novel. What does this classification entail? Explain why THE CROSSING fits into this category.

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