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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. In Chapter 35, how is the son starting to change?
2. How does the weather change once the father and son leave the house and barn and are back on the road?
3. The old man that the father and son meet on the road stays with them for the night -- what do the father and the old man talk about?
4. The morning after sleeping on the road, what do the father and son do because the father is worried about their tracks?
5. After leaving the hidden cellar and stopping for the night, the son asks the father a question -- how does the father answer?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain what happens when the father and son find the old abandoned train -- analyze the father's actions.
2. Give an example from Chapters 21-25 that describes the son's naivety.
3. Give an example from Chapters 26-30 of where the author uses foreshadowing.
4. Analyze the son's reaction when, in Chapters 36-40, he realizes that the father is becoming more reliant on his opinion.
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. Recall how the father displays his paranoid attitude again while he and the son are staying in the hidden cellar.
8. Describe what the father and son find in Chapter 21 after the father breaks open a locked pantry door.
9. Describe how the author generates credibility to the father's paranoia about the world.
10. Explain how the son begins questioning his father's judgment in Chapters 26-30.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The father always puts the son's needs before his own, as he wants so desperately for his son to have a better life. Examine the theme of love in the The Road.
Part 1) What does having unconditional love mean?
Part 2) How does his love for his son cause him to make rash decisions?
Part 3) Compare the father's love for his son to the son's love for his father.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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