The Long Walk Test | 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. Why is Garraty fascinated by Scramm?

2. Whom did Garraty play doctor with when he was five years old?

3. Who tells Barkovitch that he's not a pest anymore, but a murderer?

4. Who gets his ticket after stopping with the girls by the MG?

5. After Harkness receives his ticket, what gas station do the Walkers approach?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the boy named Travin?

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

3. What happens to Curley in Chapter 2?

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

5. What happens to Walker number 9?

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

7. What happened to Baker's brother?

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

9. What causes Garraty to almost lose it in Chapter 8, and how does McVries help him?

10. What happens to Percy's mother in Chapter 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 3, McVries notes the passing of their first cemetery, "our first boneyard." At this point, death is not something the boys can ignore anymore. Many realize that they will most likely die before this is all over because their can only be one winner. Explain how attitudes and expectations about death change during "The Long Walk".

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 7, Garraty tells the other boys that his dad was Squaded, and Baker talks about participating in something that was a Squading offense. In this book, the author has provided clues about the Squad. Discuss what you know about the Squad, and describe what you believe "Squaded" and "Squading" refers to.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 13, Garraty is seconds away from getting his ticket. His internal monologue is rambling, but he keeps mentioning "the phone" and the sounds thundering around him. Discuss what Garraty was going through in those last minutes and what led to his getting up to rejoin the walk just in time.

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