No Country for Old Men Test | Final 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. How many blocks away from Carla Jean's house did the traffic accident occur?

2. Which of the following does NOT describe Carla Jean's demeanor when Moss tells her she should leave?

3. What does Bell ask his Uncle Ellis?

4. What city do Carla Jean and her mother head to after leaving Odessa?

5. What does Moss ask the hitchhiker if she will do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who in the family has kept in contact with Uncle Ellis and what does he already know about Bell before Bell can tell him?

2. What do Bell and Ellis discuss regarding regrets?

3. What does Bell tell Ellis about his greatest regret in life?

4. What does Chigurh explain while shooting the man who sent Carson Wells to kill him?

5. What witness does Catron produce for Bell to speak with about the traffic accident?

6. What does Bell learn about the night of the traffic accident from talking to David's friend?

7. How does Carla Jean's mother feel about having to leave her home in Odessa to go into hiding?

8. Describe the scene in which Chigurh has a car accident after leaving Carla Jean's house.

9. What threat does Chigurh make when Moss threatens to make him his special project?

10. How is Bell led to the hotel in Van Horn and what does he discover when he gets there?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

McCarthy is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, then briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Sheriff Bell. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Moss' hitchhiker. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by creating the hitchhiker character in the novel?

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