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. In Chapter 3, why is Stebbins walking hunched over?

2. Who says, "You get paid to shoot me, not to look at me"?

3. Who receives Number 100?

4. Why does McVries get a warning in Chapter 3?

5. What is Baker regularly popping into his mouth in Chapter 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Limestone.

2. Describe Garraty's hometown.

3. How does McVries end up with a scar on his face?

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

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

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

7. What is the half-track?

8. What greets the Walkers when they walk into Caribou city limits?

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

10. Sum up what the boys have to say about love and death in Chapter 4.

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 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.

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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