The Road Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the father and son find in the nice house?

2. Near the tool shed, the father uncovers a locked trap door to a hidden cellar -- how does the son react?

3. How does the father get the men that approach them on the road to leave?

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

5. When the father and son stop for the night after leaving the hidden cellar, what does the son ask the father?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the theme of fear, particularly the father's fear of the boy growing up. Cite examples from the text that demonstrate the father's fears. Why is the father so fearful of the son growing up?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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