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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. As the father and son continue their journey, why is it getting so difficult to push the cart?
(a) The snow is getting worse.
(b) The terrain is too rough and covered with rocks.
(c) The rain is falling too heavily.
(d) The cart is falling apart.

3. After passing the stone wall, what do the father and son hear that makes them hide?
(a) People.
(b) Guns.
(c) Wild dogs.
(d) Army trucks.

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

5. What does the father do when one of the men they are spying on walks toward their hiding place?
(a) The father tells the son to run.
(b) The father gets ready to jump on the man.
(c) The father pulls out a gun.
(d) The father pulls out a knife.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the father doing at the beginning of Chapter 1?

2. Why is the son becoming increasingly cold?

3. What has happened to the woman that the father has a dream about?

4. After reaching the city, what does the son ask the father about before nightfall?

5. How does the father recognize their destination?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Recall what question the son asks the father repeatedly and relate it to the father's coughing fits.

4. Explain how the father is failing his son.

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

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

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

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

9. Describe what the father makes for their feet in Chapter 20.

10. Recall examples from Chapters 1-5 that demonstrate how the father tries to protect the son, and how the son tries to protect the father.

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