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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. How are the father and son feeling when they leave the hidden cellar?
2. While on the road, the father and son meet an old man -- what does the son beg his father to give the old man?
3. As the father leads the son to the hidden cellar, what does the father tell his son that good guys do not give in to?
4. What does the father say when he and his son enter the hidden cellar?
5. While on the beach, why does the father need to warm the son up with a fire and food?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe how the father makes lamps before he and the son enter the hidden cellar.
2. Give an example from Chapters 21-25 that describes the son's naivety.
3. Describe one example from Chapters 36-40 that demonstrates how the father is becoming more reliant on the son's opinion.
4. Explain why the father gives the son a gun after they see the people walking towards the house.
5. Describe what the father and son find in Chapter 35 that symbolizes the end of the son's innocence.
6. In Chapter 30, describe how the son acts like a child for the first time.
7. Describe how the son shows his increasing influence on the father in Chapter 31.
8. Analyze the son's reaction when, in Chapters 36-40, he realizes that the father is becoming more reliant on his opinion.
9. In Chapter 26, describe the son's reaction when the father loses their lighter and cannot make a fire.
10. Describe what the father and son find in Chapter 21 after the father breaks open a locked pantry door.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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