The Long Walk Test | Final 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. After an almost pink streak in the sky, what did the air smell like?

2. What is the date when the Walkers pass through Oldtown?

3. What does the yellow sky make Garraty think of?

4. What is waiting for the Walkers on the entrance ramp of the turnpike in Chapter 11?

5. Who knows no fatigue in Chapter 11?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 11, the boys are honored by the color guard. How do the Walkers respond and why?

2. What had Garraty's girlfriend said about his going on the Long Walk?

3. Explain Parker's analogy about crackers and how they compare to the Walkers.

4. Why does Garraty want to see Barkovitch in Chapter 14?

5. What happens to Garraty's leg in Chapter 13?

6. In Chapter 15, who is the Vegas favorite? What are his odds and why does it look like Vegas may be right?

7. Why does McVries pull Garraty away from his girlfriend?

8. Why does Garraty feel a twinge of excitement when he sees a turnpike sign saying that Oldtown is sixteen miles away?

9. How does Barkovitch respond to Garraty's proposal in Chapter 12?

10. What would Garraty like to be doing on an 80-degree day if he weren't on the walk?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What would you have done if you were one of the Walkers? Would you still be walking to the end? What would your physical and emotional condition be?

Essay Topic 3

In the first two chapters, Garraty meets and makes a connection with other Walkers. He later says it was probably a mistake to have done so. Why?

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