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 Brown give the gunslinger to eat?

2. What does Alice say about Nort?

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

4. What strange thought crosses the gunslinger's mind about Brown?

5. What does the gunslinger accuse Brown of doing to him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Summarize what goes through the gunslinger's mind when Zoltan starts reciting the Lord's Prayer.

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

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

4. Describe what the gunslinger finds when he goes into Brown's dwelling.

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

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

7. Describe how Brown surprises the gunslinger.

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

9. Summarize the night sky as the gunslinger camps for the night.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Analyze Stephen King's use of imagery to convey the tone of the novel.

2) How do the images of the weather and the desert add to this tone?

3) Justify the answers with examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 2

The gunslinger has a number of dreams and visions throughout the novel.

1) Choose two of the gunslinger's dreams or visions and determine if they affect his reality or if they are only harmless imaginings.

2) Analyze how the gunslinger manages to remain in the real world even after being influenced by so many visions.

3) In what way do the visions change his course and alter his life?

Essay Topic 3

1) Pinpoint the major conflicts in the novel.

2) Determine if these conflicts are internal or external and if they are between the characters themselves, personal conflicts, and conflicts with nature.

3) Give examples from the novel of these conflicts and if they are resolved by the end of the novel.

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