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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. What has happened to the woman that the father has a dream about?
(a) She's hurt.
(b) She's healthy and happy.
(c) She's dead.
(d) She's alone and pregnant.

2. What does the father wash out of the son's hair?
(a) Paint.
(b) Dirt.
(c) Blood.
(d) Vomit.

3. What do the father and son find inside a trailer along the road?
(a) Gallons of water.
(b) Boxes of food.
(c) Dead bodies.
(d) Piles of clothes.

4. What do the father and son eat that is fermented?
(a) Oatmeal.
(b) Corn.
(c) Rice and beans.
(d) Ham and potatoes.

5. The father wakes from a dream and claims dreaming is not good -- what was he dreaming about?
(a) A nightmare of his son being killed.
(b) His wife's suicide.
(c) A woman he once knew.
(d) His childhood.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the father claim could happen to himself and his son if they get wet?

2. What does the father find at the supermarket that he gives to the son?

3. After coming to the roadblock, why do the father and son stop and stay for the night?

4. What season is approaching that has the father worried?

5. After the confrontation with the man who found their hiding spot, where do the father and son stay for the night?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give an example of a game that the father and son play together.

2. Describe how the author creates a sparse, bleak feeling at the beginning of the novel.

3. Describe how the father restricts the son from his humanitarian instincts.

4. Describe how food is constantly a struggle, comparing how the father and son manage their food.

5. Describe the father's belief in God.

6. Describe two things that the father and son see along their journey in Chapters 16 through 20.

7. At the beginning of Chapter 11, describe where the father and son bathe and what they eat for dinner.

8. Explain what the father says about the States road.

9. Explain why the father is so overprotective of the son.

10. Explain how the author's descriptions and use of language set the tone for the rest of the novel.

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