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 the man who is holding up a sign about the Panama Canal wearing?

2. What state is Scramm from?

3. During Chapter 15, who begins to remember all the first nice things that have happened to him in his life?

4. What causes Garraty to receive his second warning in Chapter 11?

5. What headline does Garraty imagine seeing about Olson?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Pearson's plan for when he feels like he can't go on and why won't it work, according to Garraty?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does McVries compare the walk to in Chapter 14?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Good vs. evil is a theme in "The Long Walk". Most of the Walkers with the exception of Barkovitch are considered good. The soldiers and the Major are evil. Write about this aspect of the book. Is this solely affected by point of view or there other reasons that the soldiers are viewed as evil?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Stephen King writes in the Introduction about the necessity of "killing" Richard Bachman. Explain why you think he must do this. Do you agree or disagree? Explain your reasons.

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