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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. The father has a hard time remembering how to play the games -- what does he do?
(a) He makes the son look for firewood.
(b) He gets angry.
(c) He gets embarrassed.
(d) He makes up new ones.

2. In Chapter 11, what do the father and son do before returning to the woods?
(a) They sit and watch the birds.
(b) They wash themselves.
(c) They rest.
(d) They talk about their journey so far.

3. What time is it when the father and son make their way down to the city?
(a) 7:00 a.m.
(b) 12:00 p.m.
(c) 9:00 a.m.
(d) 10:00 a.m.

4. What covers the city that the father and son explore?
(a) Dirt and tar.
(b) Ash and dust.
(c) Snow.
(d) Weeds.

5. The son asks the father if they are going to die -- what is the father's reply?
(a) He tells him no.
(b) He tells him yes.
(c) He tells him not to ask silly questions.
(d) He tells him he does not know if they will live or die.

Short Answer Questions

1. As the son becomes even colder, what does he ask his father about again?

2. What do the father and the son find in a smokehouse?

3. In the morning after finding the city, why does the father step away from the son before he wakes?

4. What do the father and son do after their discovery in the trailer?

5. How does the son feel about how his father has treated the man who has collapsed on the road?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Explain how the father demonstrates perseverance in Chapters 16 through 20.

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

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

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

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

9. Analyze the son's dream about the toy penguin.

10. Recall an example from the first few chapters of the novel that demonstrates the son's concern with mortality.

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