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 is in Alice's voice when she asks the gunslinger where he is going?

2. What possibility can't the gunslinger bear to think about?

3. What does the gunslinger carry below his water bags?

4. At which levels of khef does thirst stop?

5. What does the gunslinger refuse to do after the attack by Sheb?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the scene when Brown wakes up the gunslinger after five hours of rest.

2. Summarize Allie's explanation about Nort's death.

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

4. Describe the desert in which the gunslinger is traveling.

5. Describe the first things that the gunslinger tells Brown about the town of Tull.

6. Explain what the gunslinger is contemplating as he gets water from Brown's well.

7. Summarize how the gunslinger begins to tell the story of Tull.

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

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

10. Summarize how the man in black brings Nort back to life.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Evaluate the elements of cause and effect in this story using examples from the novel.

2) Choose three events from the story which cause the gunslinger's life to undergo a change.

3) How does he react to the events and their effects?

4) How does he grow emotionally in his own life and in his attitude toward the people in his life because of these changes?

Essay Topic 2

1) Analyze the resolution of the story as it relates to the gunslinger, Jake, and the man in black.

2) Explain the metamorphosis each of them experiences in the final chapters.

Essay Topic 3

1) Several times in the novel, it is mentioned that the world moved on.

2) Summarize what meaning this statement has for the gunslinger, the man in black, Jake, and the townspeople of Tull.

3) Cite examples from the novel that explain how the world moved on for each of them.

4) In the case of Jake, describe how two worlds have moved on for him.

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