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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. What does the father make with some bottles and gasoline?
2. How does the father get the son to enter the nice house?
3. After leaving the nice house, the father and son come to a gas station -- what do they find there?
4. What does the father swim out to inspect while the son stays on the beach?
5. What does the old man that the father and son met on the road say to the father before he leaves their camp?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain how the son begins questioning his father's judgment in Chapters 26-30.
2. Describe one example from Chapters 36-40 that demonstrates how the father is becoming more reliant on the son's opinion.
3. Analyze the son's reaction when, in Chapters 36-40, he realizes that the father is becoming more reliant on his opinion.
4. Recall how the father displays his paranoid attitude again while he and the son are staying in the hidden cellar.
5. Describe three things that the father and son find of use in Chapters 36-40.
6. Describe three things that the father finds in Chapters 21-25 that he finds useful.
7. In Chapter 26, describe the son's reaction when the father loses their lighter and cannot make a fire.
8. In Chapter 30, describe how the son acts like a child for the first time.
9. Describe how the father makes lamps before he and the son enter the hidden cellar.
10. Give an example from Chapters 21-25 that shows the father's mistrust.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the concept of trust and mistrust in the The Road, also explaining how it affects the son. The father's mistrust of others does keep them safe; however, does it also hold them back? Has the father's mistrust of others made the son naïve about their current situation? How has the father's mistrust of others made the son unhappy?
Essay Topic 2
Explore the use of foreshadowing in the novel and analyze how it affects the story. How has this technique affected the plot of the story? Cite examples from the text to support your argument.
Essay Topic 3
Examine the theme of repetition of problems and how it sets the tone for the book. How does the repetition of these problems create a bleak feeling throughout the book? How does this repetition help make their situation seem hopeless? Cite examples from the text.
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