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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. Where did Eddie and Roland get the Keflex pills they give to Jake in Chapter 1?
2. Why does Gasher make Jake sing in Chapter 25?
3. Who bursts into the bunker and attacks Tick-Tock Man in Chapter 31?
4. What does Roland call the bison like animals that Jake sees in Chapter 2?
5. What does Oy tell Roland in Chapter 29 about the people in the room?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is significant about the airplane Roland and his ka-tet find in Chapter 1?
2. What does Jake believe Blaine, whom he has constantly seen as a danger, plans to do in Chapter 8?
3. How does Roland get into the room to rescue Jake in Chapter 34?
4. What is the reaction of the people of River Crossing when they learn Roland is a gunslinger?
5. What are the most striking differences between the city of Lud and the underground bunker?
6. What happens to Roland in Chapters 19 and 23 as he navigates his way through the garbage maze to save Jake?
7. What does Jake believe is the purpose of Blaine in their quest? What does Eddie see that places this purpose in jeopardy?
8. How do Susannah and Eddie finally reach Blaine's cradle in Chapter 24?
9. What is significant about the drum beat that Roland and his ka-tet have been able to hear for days since beginning their approach to Lud? What becomes apparent about the purpose of this drum beat?
10. What does the ending of the book say about the future of these characters?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
Who is Jake? What school does he go to? Why does Jake think he is going crazy? What does Jake write in the final days of school that he thinks is an example of his insanity? What does his teacher think of it? What does Jake take from his father's desk before he leaves home for good? Where does Jake go? For what reason? How does Jake cross over into Roland's world? Who helps him? For what reason?
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