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 does the gunslinger believe the man in black left for him in Tull?

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

3. What does Alice tell the gunslinger about Nort's eyes?

4. What does the gunslinger ask Alice for?

5. What is the ultimatum Allie makes to the gunslinger for revealing the location of Pittston's home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Summarize the information Allie gives the gunslinger about the preacher woman.

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

3. Describe how Brown surprises the gunslinger.

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

5. Describe the place where the preacher woman lives.

6. Explain what the gunslinger is thinking as he eats his breakfast.

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

8. Describe Kennerly's daughters.

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

10. Describe the young dweller that the gunslinger encounters when he comes out of the foothills.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an introduction to the novel discussing Stephen King's writing style, use of dialogue, irony, imagery, and point of view of the characters. How do these literary elements affect the story?

Essay Topic 2

1) Evaluate the relationship between the gunslinger and Jake.

2) How does the man in black's father affect the gunslinger's relationship with Jake?

3) How does the gunslinger feel about Jake at the end of the novel?

4) Give examples from the story of how they interact with one another.

Essay Topic 3

1) Compare and contrast the characters of the gunslinger and the man in black.

2) Summarize the impact each character had on the people they meet in the novel.

3) In your opinion, which character is the most effective? Defend your stance.

(see the answer keys)

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