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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. Who is writing down everyone's name and number at the beginning and for what purpose?

2. McVries loses it in Chapter 6 and challenges the soldiers to a fight and receiving how many warnings?

3. Who brought raw hamburger for the walk?

4. Which Walker got his ticket after the first town?

5. What is Garraty's hometown?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Curley in Chapter 2?

2. Describe Garraty's hometown.

3. Describe Limestone.

4. What happens to the boy named Travin?

5. Why does Garraty think of Stebbins as the "lean Buddha"?

6. Describe McVries' breakdown in Chapter 6.

7. Who is number 45, and what happens to him?

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

9. What happened to Baker's brother?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When it looks like Harkness is going to get his ticket, Garraty realizes logically that that will help him. What does he mean when he thinks, "But something went deeper, a truer, more frightening logic. Harkness was a part of the group that Garraty was a part of, a segment of his subclan."

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 12, the reader finds out more about the reality that "The Long Walk" takes place when Stebbins says that the urge to do good is "when the old realities and moralities are starting to sink in. In the old days, before the Change and the Squads,...they used to set up foundations and build libraries..." Discuss what you believe led to the Change and the Squads and how life changed for people.

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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