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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 happens weeks after the Wolves come to Calla Bryn Sturgis?
2. What trail are the main characters following to reach their destination?
3. What is the name of the man who owns the second-hand bookstore?
4. Why does Roland decide to help the people of Calla Bryn Sturgis?
5. During his time with the people of the village, what does Roland NOT do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the vagrant dead?
2. What does Jake grab off of the ground when they are at the vacant lot?
3. 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?
4. Once the children of Calla Bryn Sturgis are returned after being abducted by the Wolves, what are they like?
5. Who is Mia, and why is she important to the story thus far?
6. In Part 2, Chapter 3, how does Father Callahan come to recognize a certain type of fictional creature?
7. In Part 2, Chapter 2, "Dry Twist," what affliction does Roland reveal to readers and why is it a cause for concern?
8. Why are the Wolves stealing Calla Bryn Sturgis' children?
9. 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?
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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who are the protagonist(s) and antagonist(s) of this story? Is there more than one? Use the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
What does Roland's discussion with Jake about secrecy reveal about Roland's moral fiber?
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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