The Waste Lands Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 movie does Jake recall watching as he descends deeper under the city of Lud in Chapter 25?

2. What is the password Gasher has Jake read from a piece of paper in Chapter 25?

3. Why does Jake begin to cry at the end of Chapter 13?

4. Why does Gasher make Jake sing in Chapter 25?

5. How does Blaine explain in Chapter 5 the images Roland and his friends are able to see, as though the train's walls have vanished?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Susannah notice in the city in Chapter 18? What were they used for?

2. In Chapters 5-6, what happens to Blaine's cabin walls? For what reason?

3. Who reports he once saw the train called Blaine in Lud? What did he see?

4. What does Blaine demand of Eddie and Susannah in Chapter 30 before he will agree to transport Roland and the ka-tet?

5. What happens to Roland in Chapters 19 and 23 as he navigates his way through the garbage maze to save Jake?

6. What surprising things does Roland learn about Oy in Chapter 29?

7. What does Blaine tell Roland and his ka-tet is the reason he has decided to end his existence?

8. What wakes Jake four days after he comes to Roland's world?

9. How does Roland communicate with Jake in Chapter 31?

10. Where does Gasher take Jake?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is Blaine? What do Roland and his friends know about him? What more do they learn when they meet him? What does Blaine control? How did this come to be? Who wants to take over? Why does Blaine want to commit suicide? How does he plan to do this? How does Roland convince him to do something else? How does Blaine compare to Charlie and the Choo-Choo? What does that say about the book Jake bought in New York City? What about the book of riddles? How do riddles figure in the plot of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following relationships in detail:

1) Roland and Susannah

2) Roland and Eddie

3) Roland and Jake

4) Susannah and Eddie

5) Eddie and Henry.

Essay Topic 3

Why does Roland suffer from dual memories? What does this mean? What is the difference between Roland's two sets of memory? Who else suffers from dual memories? What does this say about this character's relationship with Roland? Which reality is true? Why are there more than one reality? Does the author ever fully explain these dual memories? What effect do these memories on the two characters who experience them? How do they learn to cope?

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