The Road Test | 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

Analyze the symbol of innocence and how it pertains to the son in The Road. Why is the son's innocence so important to the father? Why wouldn't he rather have his son toughen up? Is the son's innocence a symbol of what has been lost in the world?

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

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.

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