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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 son do while at the location after the gas station?
2. At the beginning of Chapter 36, how many days has it been since the father and son have eaten?
3. How are the father and son feeling when they leave the hidden cellar?
4. While under the bridge, the son wants a fire, so why does the father not start one?
5. What does the father say about their first night back on the road?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what things the father and son find while at the beach in Chapter 40.
2. Explain what happens in Chapter 35 that finally makes the father realize that the son is growing up.
3. Describe one example from Chapters 36-40 that demonstrates how the father is becoming more reliant on the son's opinion.
4. Describe how the son shows his increasing influence on the father in Chapter 31.
5. Describe three things that the father finds in Chapters 21-25 that he finds useful.
6. Explain why the son returns to the fearful version of himself in Chapter 36, and use an example from the text.
7. Explain why the father gives the son a gun after they see the people walking towards the house.
8. Describe how the father treats the old man that he and the son meet in Chapter 31.
9. Describe how the author generates credibility to the father's paranoia about the world.
10. Explain what happens when the father and son find the old abandoned train -- analyze the father's actions.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the theme of overprotection in the book and how it pertains to the father and son's relationship. Is the father's overprotection justified or needless?
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
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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