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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. Which Walker is from Washington, D.C.?

2. Who says that if he had a dollar that he would put it on Garraty to win?

3. Who in Jefferson Plantation puts up a banner congratulating the Walkers on making the 100-mile mark and belonging to this year's "Century Club"?

4. In Chapter 6, what was the longest minute of the longest night of Garraty's entire life?

5. Who says or thinks, "I could just die laughing, wouldn't that be a scream"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Garraty reveal about Jimmy Owens in Chapter 11?

2. What would Garraty like to be doing on an 80-degree day if he weren't on the walk?

3. Why does Garraty want to see Barkovitch in Chapter 14?

4. What begins with Davidson's story about the hoochie-kooch tent?

5. Garraty wants to know why there aren't more people watching the Long Walk in Chapter 8. Who explains why and what is the explanation?

6. When Garraty resumes walking in Chapter 13, why does he feel resentful?

7. Who are the first spectators that the Walkers see soon after 5 a.m. in Chapter 6?

8. What food does Garraty wish for in Chapter 7?

9. Why does McVries pull Garraty away from his girlfriend?

10. How does Barkovitch die?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Garraty is drawn to Stebbins, whom he believes is a "Buddha" with the answers. In Chapter 10, Stebbins tells Garraty to talk to Olson. Garraty asks Stebbins, "Is it a very important lesson, would you say?" Garraty then goes to Olson to learn the secret. Discuss what lessons and secrets that Garraty hopes to learn and how this scene foreshadows Olson's death.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 16, Abraham extracts a promise from Garraty that there's "no help for anybody. Do it on your own or don't do it." Why do the boys make this promise at this time? What does "root hog or die" refer to?

Essay Topic 3

McVries asks the question, "Who's in the cage. Us or them?" in Chapter 14. Discuss what he means and answer his question, in your opinion. Support your answer with references from the text.

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