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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. Near the edge of a city, the father and son come to a house -- what does the father find inside the house?
(a) Coats.
(b) Shoes.
(c) Food.
(d) Blankets.

2. The father and son eventually find somewhere dry to sleep in the woods, but what wakes them up in the middle of the night and causes them to run?
(a) The trees begin to fall.
(b) Wild dogs.
(c) Men with guns.
(d) A forest fire.

3. In the morning after finding the city, why does the father step away from the son before he wakes?
(a) The father is crying and does not want the son to hear.
(b) The father is looking for food.
(c) The father does not want the son to hear him coughing.
(d) The father is looking for water.

4. What is the father doing at the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) Preparing dinner for his child.
(b) Walking down a deserted road.
(c) Sleeping.
(d) Looking over his child as he sleeps.

5. What do the father and son have to get through or it could mean their death?
(a) The mountains.
(b) The plains.
(c) The desert.
(d) The ocean.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the father and son find inside a trailer along the road?

2. What does the father claim about his memory from his childhood?

3. After leaving the cart in a parking lot, where do the father and son walk to?

4. Despite his son's protests, what does the father do to the son after the person approaches him in the inhabited village?

5. What do the father and son eat that is fermented?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Give one example from Chapter 5 that demonstrates how the father is not functioning well psychologically.

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

4. Give an example that demonstrates the father's stubbornness and how he has somewhat lost touch with reality.

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

6. Recall a situation in the text that demonstrates how the son has becomes immune to the sight of death.

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

8. Recall from Chapter 5 what the father remembers his wife telling him about his son.

9. Explain why it is difficult for the reader to truly assess how bad things are in the world.

10. Describe how the son is more capable of surviving than his father.

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