The Road Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The father and son sit in a truck surrounded by billboards -- what does one of the billboards say?

2. The father and son comb the beach -- what do they find?

3. After leaving the gas station, what do the men that stop the father and son want?

4. What does the old man that the father and son met on the road say to the father before he leaves their camp?

5. How does the son feel about entering the nice house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Recall an example from Chapter 31 that demonstrates how the father is dealing with the son growing up.

2. Explain how the son begins questioning his father's judgment in Chapters 26-30.

3. Analyze how the son feels about he and his father's changing relationship in Chapter 40, citing an example from the text.

4. Describe how the father treats the old man that he and the son meet in Chapter 31.

5. Describe what the father and son find in Chapter 35 that symbolizes the end of the son's innocence.

6. Give an example from Chapters 21-25 that describes the son's naivety.

7. Explain why the father gives the son a gun after they see the people walking towards the house.

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

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

10. Recall how the father displays his paranoid attitude again while he and the son are staying in the hidden cellar.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The father insists that there are good and bad guys in the world, leading the reader to believe a "bad" group of people are responsible for the destruction. How are good people set apart from bad people in the story? What are the major characteristics that good people have that bad people don't? How does the father distinguish between the good and bad people?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the use of description in The Road. Discuss how the author uses narration, dialogue, and imagery to bring his novel to life, citing examples from the text. Compare the description in this novel to another novel the class has read.

Essay Topic 3

The man and the boy isolate themselves in The Road by hiding in the woods, and they are constantly on the lookout for others while they travel. Analyze the theme of isolation in the novel, and explain how this isolation affects the son, citing examples from the text.

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