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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. Whose voice does Mercy claim to enjoy listening to in Chapter 12?
2. What do the people of River Crossing line up to do before Roland in Chapter 13?
3. Why does Aunt Talitha believe the people of Lud would like to keep Jake in Chapter 10?
4. How does Susannah believe the people of River Crossing look at Roland in Chapter 13?
5. Where is Jake in a dream in Chapter 16?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Susannah notice in the city in Chapter 18? What were they used for?
2. What wakes Jake four days after he comes to Roland's world?
3. Who reports he once saw the train called Blaine in Lud? What did he see?
4. What is the reaction of the people of River Crossing when they learn Roland is a gunslinger?
5. What does Jake believe Blaine, whom he has constantly seen as a danger, plans to do in Chapter 8?
6. Why do Roland, Jake, Susannah, and Eddie suddenly find the book Charlie and the Choo-Choo so sinister in Chapters 23-24?
7. What does Roland tell his friends about the ka-tet in Chapter 19? What does Eddie realize after he hears this information?
8. What surprising things does Roland learn about Oy in Chapter 29?
9. What does the ending of the book say about the future of these characters?
10. What do Bill and Till tell Roland and his ka-tet about the large city of Lud?
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
Compare and contrast Roland's world to the New York of Jake's time. Compare and contrast the New York of Eddie's time with the New York of Jake's time. What differences are there? How are they similar? Why do you think the author chose to make New York City the home of Jake, Eddie, and Susannah? How different is that city to each of the three characters? Do you think the setting of New York City will be important to the developing plot? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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