The Road Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. The father and the son are becoming increasingly weak, and they sleep in the woods -- what does the father do while the son is asleep?

2. What do the father and son find inside the hidden cellar?

3. How many days do the father and son stay in the nice house?

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. After setting up camp, the father wakes up and the son is gone; after looking for him, what does the father see the son doing?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The setting in The Road is vital to the whole tone of the story. Analyze the use of setting in The Road.

Part 1) How did Cormac McCarthy describe his setting?

Part 2) How is the setting almost considered a character in the story?

Part 3) Compare the setting of this novel to another novel -- was the setting simple or complex?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the father's psychological state and how it pertains to the story. How does his mental state affect the decisions that he makes? Are these decisions helping or hurting himself and his son?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the theme of survival, citing examples from the text of the different types of survival. Who is more disposed to surviving against the elements -- the father or the son? What motivates the father to survive versus the son

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