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

In The Road, the cities are deserted or destroyed, plant life is gone, animals have disappeared. Something catastrophic has happened to the world. Examine the conflict of Person vs. Nature, citing examples from the text that demonstrate how the characters are up against the forces of nature.

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

Explore the theme of death in The Road. How are the father and son dealing with the thought of death? How does the son's view of death compare to the father's? Is the son naive about death?

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