The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 type of surface does the desert have?

2. What is the news that Brown gives the gunslinger when he awakens?

3. Why does Brown apologize to the gunslinger?

4. What does the gunslinger lead out of the foothills?

5. Who inhabits the sod dwellings that the gunslinger passes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Allie's thoughts about the gunslinger after she hears him talking strangely to Nort.

2. Describe the landscape as the gunslinger arrives in Tull.

3. Explain the levels of khef that are summarized in this chapter.

4. Describe what Allie tells the gunslinger about the desert.

5. Describe the preacher who gives a sermon at the church.

6. Describe the gunslinger's guns.

7. Summarize the preacher's comments about the Interloper.

8. Summarize the scene in the bar when Nort puts a hand on the gunslinger's shoulder.

9. Summarize the discussion Brown and the gunslinger have after the blessing.

10. Describe what the gunslinger passes in the desert after he leaves the town three weeks before.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Brown is a mystery to the gunslinger.

1) In what way does Brown help the gunslinger on his journey?

2) In what respect has Brown led the gunslinger to a new awareness about his own human nature and man's spiritual nature?

3) Explain how Brown is wise in the ways of the flesh and the spirit. Give examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 2

1) Analyze the role of the gunslinger as the protagonist in the novel and the role of the man in black as the antagonist.

2) Explain the qualities each of the two characters has that places them into these roles.

3) In what way does the man in black oppose the gunslinger?

4) Justify the role of each man with examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 3

1) The gunslinger has many memories of his youth as a boy named Roland.

2) Describe what is learned about the gunslinger as an adult by his memories of Roland.

3) Explain how these memories of his early life affect his lifestyle and relationships as an adult.

4) Analyze how his notions as Roland have changed since becoming a gunslinger.

5) Cite examples to justify the answers.

(see the answer keys)

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