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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 is Garraty's hometown?

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

3. Which Walker says he weighs 167?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened two years ago at the marker post that Olson points to?

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

3. What happens with Hint 10 in Chapter 3?

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

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. Describe Garraty's mother.

8. What happens to Walker number 9?

9. Describe Limestone.

10. What happens to the boy named Travin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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".

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