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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. Who keeps moving after being shot multiple times in Chapter 10?
2. Who are the guys in the leather jackets at the front of the walk?
3. What is the soldier wearing on his wrist?
4. What is Scramm most likely ill with?
5. What Walker received his ticket in Augusta in the midst of the cheering?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Garraty's leg in Chapter 13?
2. Why does Garraty feel a twinge of excitement when he sees a turnpike sign saying that Oldtown is sixteen miles away?
3. In Chapter 15, who is the Vegas favorite? What are his odds and why does it look like Vegas may be right?
4. Explain Parker's analogy about crackers and how they compare to the Walkers.
5. What does McVries compare the walk to in Chapter 14?
6. Why does Garraty want to see Barkovitch in Chapter 14?
7. When Garraty resumes walking in Chapter 13, why does he feel resentful?
8. What had Garraty's girlfriend said about his going on the Long Walk?
9. What does Stebbins mean when he says to Garraty, "Maybe it's your edge"?
10. In Chapter 11, the boys are honored by the color guard. How do the Walkers respond and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 15, Baker says, "all we are is mice in a trap." Discuss this statement. Be sure to include whether you agree or disagree and why.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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