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. Why does Roland decide to help the people of Calla Bryn Sturgis?

2. Roland does not tell anyone in the ka-tet what he knows about Mia because _______________.

3. When Roland wakes the morning after his arrival at the village, what does he notice immediately?

4. When Susannah stares at the clock, what does she suddenly realize?

5. What is the Dark Tower?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jake grab off of the ground when they are at the vacant lot?

2. How does Jake react to the newcomers?

3. What type of person does Father Callahan appear to be?

4. Why does Roland assign Susannah a role where she is to sit back and observe the strangers from the Calla rather than take an active part in their conversations?

5. Why is the vacant lot so important?

6. What is Tian's motivation for bringing the community together and suggesting that the entire village stand up and fight against the Wolves?

7. In Part 2, Chapter 2, "Dry Twist," what affliction does Roland reveal to readers and why is it a cause for concern?

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

9. When the group arrives back at Father Callahan and company's camp, whom do they all see preparing the meal?

10. Why does Roland demonstrate the ka-tet's abilities to the group from the Calla in Part 1, Chapter 6?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Jake brings up the topic of trust when speaking with Roland about Susannah. Jake believes that Roland is hurting the ka-tet's cohesion by not being honest with everyone. What are the risks and benefits of Roland's secrecy?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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