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. What kind of car does Ray Garraty drive up in?

2. Why says, "Sinless in thought, word, and deed"?

3. "Conserve energy whenever possible" is which hint?

4. How old is Garraty?

5. In Chapter 7, what game are Baker and Abraham playing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the half-track?

2. Describe McVries' breakdown in Chapter 6.

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

4. Describe what happens between Rank and Barkovitch.

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

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

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

8. What happened to Baker's brother?

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

10. Describe Garraty's hometown.

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

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

The author provides hints about the prize throughout the book. Scramm tells Garraty that most of the boys didn't "get into this thinking of winning the Prize" and implies that this is why they won't win. Later, Pearson indicates the Prize is having his heart's desire, but right now he would rather have his life. Discuss the significance of the Prize in the motivation of the characters.

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