Wolves of the Calla Test | Mid-Book 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 does Roland feel when he and his ka-tet arrive?

2. At the beginning of Part 2, who does Roland urge to speak to the crowd?

3. During his time with the people of the village, what does Roland NOT do?

4. How is Mia born?

5. How often do the Wolves come to Calla Bryn Sturgis?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is significant about the setting for this story?

2. What type of a person does Wayne Overholser appear to be?

3. Why is the vacant lot so important?

4. What are the vagrant dead?

5. At the end of Part 1, Chapter 2 Eddie hears chimes while he is reading the paper the mobsters and the store owner are discussing. Is this significant?

6. The night that the group meets the Calla villagers, the entire ka-tet goes todash to Manhattan. What is different about Susannah there, and why is that important?

7. How do Roland and his ka-tet begin to gain the confidence of the people of Calla Bryn Sturgis in Part 2, Chapter 1?

8. Roland and his ka-tet meet Father Callahan and the rest of his group from Calla Bryn Sturgis. Why does this group approach the gunslinger and his ka-tet?

9. Once the children of Calla Bryn Sturgis are returned after being abducted by the Wolves, what are they like?

10. At the beginning of Part 1, Chapter 6, what does the group from the Calla explain to Roland and his ka-tet about the Wolves?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does Roland's discussion with Jake about secrecy reveal about Roland's moral fiber?

Essay Topic 2

The theme of good and evil is a popular one for Stephen King. Explore how King depicts the epic battle of good vs. evil in Wolves of the Calla; use examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the community of Calla Bryn Sturgis. What kinds of people live there? What are the relationships of the villagers like with each other? How does this make their victimization from the Wolves even more devastating?

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