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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How long is it before Roland and his friends reach the outskirts of Lud?
2. Why does Roland insist they must split up in Chapter 15?
3. To what machines does Tick-Tock Man compare the feeling in his head in Chapter 40?
4. Why does Roland put a leash on Oy in Chapter 23?
5. Who does the guy Eddie shoots in Chapter 21 look like to Susannah?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
What is ka-tet? Who is a part of this ka-tet? Can each member of the ka-tet read one another's thoughts as Roland suggests they should? What is a palaver? Why does Roland insist that he and his friends participate in this tradition? What does it do to help the group? What does Roland learn during one of these palavers? What do the others learn about Roland during the palaver? Why does Roland refuse to talk about his past? Is Roland being hypocritical by refusing to talk about his own past while encouraging the others to talk about theirs?
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