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 have his ka-tet do to show the villagers their talents?

2. Where does Jake spend the night in Part 2, Chapter 1?

3. What does the stranger tell the ka-tet?

4. At the beginning of Part 2, how does the crowd receive the ka-tet?

5. What trail are the main characters following to reach their destination?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are the Wolves stealing Calla Bryn Sturgis' children?

2. 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?

3. Why does Roland tell Jake to spend the night with Benny Slightman?

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

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

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

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

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. What does Roland tell Eddie at the end of Part 2, Chapter 2, about Susannah?

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

Essay Topics

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

What type of a person is Tian? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

There are many instances in this book that appear to be coincidences on the surface but, when examined deeper, are much more important. For instance, the word "Calla" is part of Father Callahan's name, and Father Callahan is really the individual responsible for bringing the village, the gunslinger, and the ka-tet together. What other such coincidences exist in the text, and how are they relevant to one another? Use the text to support your answers.

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