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 feel the need to put his abilities on display for the villagers?

2. What makes Roland suspect something is troubling Susannah?

3. Which member of the ka-tet believes that the people following the group WILL NOT cause problems?

4. Why does Eddie think that there is a reason he and Jake traveled to the bookstore?

5. What does Roland tell Eddie and Jake about their recent journey?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Part 2, Chapter 3, how does Father Callahan come to recognize a certain type of fictional creature?

3. 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?

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

5. In Part 2, Chapter 1, what does Roland feel when he arrives in Calla Bryn Sturgis?

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

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

8. What is an outstanding theme already developing ?

9. The leader of the mysterious group following the ka-tet approaches the ka-tet and reveals the group's purpose. Who is this group and what is their purpose?

10. How does Jake react to the newcomers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze Benny and Jake's relationship. What does Benny allow Jake to be? What types of feelings does Jake hold for Benny? What opportunities do both of these boys give each other? Use the text to support your analysis.

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

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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