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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. After leaving the first location in Chapter 1, what do the father and son turn back to get?
2. While traveling, why do the father and son leave their fires alight?
(a) To help ward off wild animals.
(b) So fellow travelers can follow them.
(c) So no one can know exactly where they are.
(d) To help them if they get lost.
3. What does the father do when one of the men they are spying on walks toward their hiding place?
(a) The father pulls out a knife.
(b) The father tells the son to run.
(c) The father gets ready to jump on the man.
(d) The father pulls out a gun.
4. What does the father claim could happen to himself and his son if they get wet?
(a) They could finally cool off.
(b) They could die.
(c) They could slip and fall.
(d) They could get sick.
5. In the morning after finding the city, why does the father step away from the son before he wakes?
(a) The father is looking for food.
(b) The father is crying and does not want the son to hear.
(c) The father is looking for water.
(d) The father does not want the son to hear him coughing.
Short Answer Questions
1. After leaving the woods, the father and son come to a road -- what does the father call this road?
2. After the father and son flee the woods and find their cart, why is the boy struggling to walk?
3. How does the father recognize their destination?
4. Upon reaching the road, what does the father say about States?
5. What do the father and child use to carry their possessions?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the father's belief in God.
2. Give an example that demonstrates the father's stubbornness and how he has somewhat lost touch with reality.
3. Describe how the son is more capable of surviving than his father.
4. Recall from Chapter 5 what the father remembers his wife telling him about his son.
5. Recall an example from the first few chapters of the novel that demonstrates the son's concern with mortality.
6. Describe how the author creates a sparse, bleak feeling at the beginning of the novel.
7. Recall a situation in the text that demonstrates how the son has becomes immune to the sight of death.
8. Explain what happens in Chapter 16 when a little boy comes up to the son.
9. Explain why the father is so overprotective of the son.
10. Explain how the father is failing his son.
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