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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. Upon reaching the road, what does the father say about States?
(a) That they do still exist.
(b) That they are slowly dwindling.
(c) That they do not exist anymore.
(d) That they are important.
2. Along the road, what do the father and son encounter that makes them stop?
(a) A herd of sheep.
(b) A burned out bus.
(c) A dead body.
(d) A jackknifed truck.
3. After leaving the trailer, further along the road, what does the father discover?
(a) Fresh footprints.
(b) A dead animal.
(c) A dead body.
(d) A pair of shoes.
4. What do the father and son discover in a doorway?
(a) A gun.
(b) A starving dog.
(c) A dead, dried-up body.
(d) A small child crying.
5. While walking through an inhabited town, what are the father and son desperate for?
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to the son when the man reaches their hiding spot?
2. The father has a hard time remembering how to play the games -- what does he do?
3. What do the father and son have to get through or it could mean their death?
4. After passing the stone wall, what do the father and son hear that makes them hide?
5. As the son becomes even colder, what does he ask his father about again?
Short Essay Questions
1. Give an example that demonstrates the father's stubbornness and how he has somewhat lost touch with reality.
2. Give an example of a game that the father and son play together.
3. Describe how food is constantly a struggle, comparing how the father and son manage their food.
4. Explain how the author's descriptions and use of language set the tone for the rest of the novel.
5. Describe how the author creates a sparse, bleak feeling at the beginning of the novel.
6. Explain how the father is failing his son.
7. Describe two things that the father and son see along their journey in Chapters 16 through 20.
8. Analyze the son's dream about the toy penguin.
9. Explain how the father demonstrates perseverance in Chapters 16 through 20.
10. Describe how the son is more capable of surviving than his father.
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