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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 has a fit of hysteria as they pass the 100-mile mark?

2. In Chapter 4, whose voice is as shrill as broken glass?

3. Who describes Barkovitch as "He's just walkin' to see other people die"?

4. How many boys are still on the Long Walk when Chapter 4 ends?

5. What does Rank do to Barkovitch that is forbidden by the rules?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Garraty begins half-dozing while walking after leaving Caribou. What images go through his mind?

3. What causes the boys to collectively groan in Chapter 4 and why?

4. Describe the boy in the pine tree in Chapter 1.

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

6. Describe Garraty's mother.

7. What does Harkness want to do when the Long Walk ends?

8. What is the half-track?

9. What happens with Hint 10 in Chapter 3?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Garraty observes a family having a picnic on the side of the road and calls them freaks for eating and watching as starving boys pass them by. Later, Stebbins refers to the Long Walk as the national pastime. Why do you think people line up to watch boys die?

Essay Topic 3

As Garraty becomes more tired, he begins thinking of Jan more as "the best thing he had every known" and about their first real kiss. Discuss how memories and images of her keep him walking.

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