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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. Why does Jake pick the object up off of the ground in the vacant lot?
2. What about the villagers' story is Roland most curious about?
3. Whom is Roland trying to impress by showing his ka-tet's abilities?
4. What does Eddie notice about the stranger immediately?
5. What about Susannah is Roland afraid of?
Short Essay Questions
1. Once the children of Calla Bryn Sturgis are returned after being abducted by the Wolves, what are they like?
2. What is significant about the setting for this story?
3. In Part 2, Chapter 3, how does Father Callahan come to recognize a certain type of fictional creature?
4. 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?
5. What is an outstanding theme already developing ?
6. 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?
7. What is the significance of Eddie and Jake traveling back to Manhattan in the year 1977?
8. Why is Eddie hesitant to get involved with the people from Calla Bryn Sturgis and their troubles with the Wolves?
9. How does Jake react to the newcomers?
10. In Part 2, Chapter 2, "Dry Twist," what affliction does Roland reveal to readers and why is it a cause for concern?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is Roland an effective leader? Use at least three examples from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Jake feels guilt over what he saw at the embankment and at the Dogan as well as when Benny is killed during the battle with the Wolves. Is there any justification in his guilt? Explain your answer and use the text to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 3
How is this book organized? How is its organization important to the flow of the story?
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