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 time does Garraty's watch say when the Major begins the competition?
2. What was the profession of Baker's uncle?
3. Who gets his ticket after stopping with the girls by the MG?
4. In Chapter 2, who says, "I have no idea what I'll want if I do win this"?
5. "Conserve energy whenever possible" is which hint?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened two years ago at the marker post that Olson points to?
2. How does Barkovitch respond to Garraty's proposal in Chapter 12?
3. What does Harkness want to do when the Long Walk ends?
4. Why does Stebbins know so much about the Long Walk?
5. How does Abraham's life end?
6. What causes Garraty to almost lose it in Chapter 8, and how does McVries help him?
7. Explain Parker's analogy about crackers and how they compare to the Walkers.
8. What does McVries do to try to keep Garraty from obsessing over the time?
9. What happened to Baker's brother?
10. What is Pearson's plan for when he feels like he can't go on and why won't it work, according to Garraty?
Essay Topic 1
The boys realize that there can only be one winner and that the sooner the others around them get their tickets, the sooner they can stop walking. Yet many of them continue to urge each other on, even though doing so extends their own suffering. Why do they do this?
Essay Topic 2
The author provides hints about the prize throughout the book. Scramm tells Garraty that most of the boys didn't "get into this thinking of winning the Prize" and implies that this is why they won't win. Later, Pearson indicates the Prize is having his heart's desire, but right now he would rather have his life. Discuss the significance of the Prize in the motivation of the characters.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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