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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 morning after sleeping on the road, what do the father and son do because the father is worried about their tracks?
2. How does the son feel about his father going in the ocean?
3. Why does the father decide to camp on the road?
4. What do the father and son do the morning after the father finds the house and barn?
5. Where do the father and son travel to after leaving the gas station?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what things the father and son find while at the beach in Chapter 40.
2. Describe three things that the father and son find of use in Chapters 36-40.
3. Explain why the father gives the son a gun after they see the people walking towards the house.
4. Explain what happens when the father and son find the old abandoned train -- analyze the father's actions.
5. Describe how the son shows his increasing influence on the father in Chapter 31.
6. Describe how the father makes lamps before he and the son enter the hidden cellar.
7. In Chapter 30, describe how the son acts like a child for the first time.
8. Describe what the father and son find in Chapter 35 that symbolizes the end of the son's innocence.
9. Recall how the father displays his paranoid attitude again while he and the son are staying in the hidden cellar.
10. Explain why the son returns to the fearful version of himself in Chapter 36, and use an example from the text.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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