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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 her shooting lessons in Chapter 1, what has Susannah forgotten if she aims with her hand?

2. How long does Jake believe, in Chapter 5, he will be gone?

3. What does Roland say in Chapter 14 he learned from Jake when he hypnotized him?

4. Who are the Old People?

5. What is Eddie carving in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the relationship between Roland, Susannah, and Eddie?

2. Who is Odetta Walker? Why does Susannah call her out in Chapter 23?

3. Why does Jake believe he might be going insane?

4. Why did Eddie once stop carving objects out of wood?

5. Where did Roland first meet Jake? How?

6. What do Roland, Susannah, and Eddie find as they trace the path of the bear?

7. What advice does Jake give someone to quiet the voices in his head? How does Jake do this?

8. How does finding the bear help Roland find a way to find the Dark Tower?

9. Who does Roland talk of when he collapses after the death of the bear?

10. What causes Jake to become obsessed with doors?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Eddie carve a key out of wood? What is the purpose of this key? Does Eddie understand the importance of the key when he first begins carving it? How does this key compare to the one Jake has in his world? What does the key do for Jake when he holds it? Does this work for Roland? Why or why not? What does this key open? Does it work the first time Eddie uses it? What happens? What might have happened if Eddie had not carved the key?

Essay Topic 2

Who is Roland? Why is he teaching Susannah to shoot a gun? Is Roland cruel when he makes Susannah think of her past to make her angry enough to shoot straight? Why can Roland not shoot a gun? What happened to Roland? When? What is Roland's mission? Where is he going? For what reason? What will happen when he get there? How does he plan to get there?

Essay Topic 3

Who is Eddie? Why has Eddie not carved in wood for many years? What made him stop? What made him start again? Why is Eddie ashamed of his talents? What important item does Eddie carve upon Jake's arrival in Roland's world? Does this item work? What does this say about Eddie's talents? Does Eddie miss his hometown? For what reason? What is Eddie's relationship with his brother like? How has impacted his life?

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