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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 does the father do to the son after they come upon the thing in the doorway?
(a) Pushes the son out of the way.
(b) Reassures the son.
(c) Yells at the son to look away.
(d) Yells at the son to run.

2. What do the father and son find in the woods that they eat for dinner?
(a) Mushrooms.
(b) Acorns and roots.
(c) Berries.
(d) A rabbit.

3. After leaving the cart in a parking lot, where do the father and son walk to?
(a) A waterfall.
(b) A bridge.
(c) A grocery store.
(d) A park.

4. As it becomes increasingly cold, what does the father begin to wonder?
(a) How long his son can last.
(b) How long he can last.
(c) If he should shoot his son to end his misery.
(d) If he should shoot himself.

5. Along the road, what do the father and son encounter that makes them stop?
(a) A dead body.
(b) A burned out bus.
(c) A herd of sheep.
(d) A jackknifed truck.

Short Answer Questions

1. What lands on the son's hand at the end of Chapter 4?

2. What does the father notice that makes him question whether he is a good father?

3. The father wakes from a dream and claims dreaming is not good -- what was he dreaming about?

4. What covers the city that the father and son explore?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain what happens when the father and son find the old abandoned train -- analyze the father's actions.

2. Describe three things that the father finds in Chapters 21-25 that he finds useful.

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

4. Give an example from Chapters 26-30 of where the author uses foreshadowing.

5. Describe how the son is starting to behave in Chapter 41, citing examples from the text.

6. Give an example from Chapters 21-25 that shows the father's mistrust.

7. Describe what the father and son find in Chapter 21 after the father breaks open a locked pantry door.

8. Describe a recurring theme throughout Chapters 16 through 20.

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

10. Describe what happens when the father and son find their cart and analyze how this situation changes their relationship.

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