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. What is Jan waving when Garraty first sees her?

2. What Walker received his ticket in Augusta in the midst of the cheering?

3. Who says, "he died like a bug under a microscope"?

4. What are Abraham and Baker doing when Chapter 13 begins?

5. Baker talks about which of his aunts with the others?

Short Essay Questions

1. What fear does Garraty begin obsessing over in Chapter 15, thanks to Stebbins, and why does it upset him so?

2. What upsets McVries about the boys in the leather jackets at the front?

3. Garraty was once frightened by a movie starting Robert Mitchum. What was the movie about and why is Garraty thinking about it?

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

5. What does McVries do to try to keep Garraty from obsessing over the time?

6. In Garraty's mind, why are there probably pine trees planted on the median in Chapter 11?

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

8. What is more gruesome about Olson's murder than most of the previous ones? What reactions are there?

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

10. What does Garraty reveal about Jimmy Owens in Chapter 11?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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