The Road By Cormac Mccarthy Comprehension Quiz

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This quiz will test how well you understood "The Road. "


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which awards did the book win?
    • A. 

      The Newbery award

    • B. 

      The Pulitzer Prize

    • C. 

      The Nebula award

    • D. 

      The Booker Prize

  • 2. 
    What is the main setting?
    • A. 

      Southern United States

    • B. 

      An Unknown place

    • C. 

      Northeastern U.S

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 3. 
    The two main characters of the story are                 .
  • 4. 
    Where were the main characters heading and why?
  • 5. 
    Where was Cormac McCarthy born?
    • A. 

      South Carolina

    • B. 

      Rhode Island

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      Kentucky

  • 6. 
    What is the main theme?
  • 7. 
    Find the Definition of Chattel
    • A. 

      A slave

    • B. 

      Ultimate strength

    • C. 

      A Harbinger

    • D. 

      An immigrant

  • 8. 
    Find the Definition of Isthmus
    • A. 

      Of or pertaining to walking about or traveling from place to place

    • B. 

      A warning or caution; also, a cautionary qualification or explanation to prevent misunderstanding.

    • C. 

      . To move about in a stealthy way

    • D. 

      A narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land.

  • 9. 
    Find the definition of Companionway
    • A. 

      A stair or ladder within the hull of a vessel

    • B. 

      A follower or buddy

    • C. 

      To tinge or dye deeply

    • D. 

      To suggest, indicate, or disclose

  • 10. 
    Find the definition of Coagulate
    • A. 

      Agreeable to the mind

    • B. 

      Diligent in application or pursuit

    • C. 

      To change from a fluid into a thickened mass

    • D. 

      To ignore

  • 11. 
    Find the definition of Mae West
    • A. 

      Of questionable taste or morality

    • B. 

      An inflatable yellow or orange life jacket for emergency use

    • C. 

      A peculiarity of pronunciation, behavior or mode of dress.

    • D. 

      Light, playful talk; banter..

  • 12. 
    Find the definition of Sloughs
    • A. 

      Swamp or swamp like region

    • B. 

      Formal expression of warm praise

    • C. 

      Having guardianship

    • D. 

      The state of being bright and radiant

  • 13. 
    What was the lesson in life and death the man taught the boy?
  • 14. 
    How did the father die?
  • 15. 
    When was Cormac McCarthy Born?
    • A. 

      December 13, 1964

    • B. 

      July 20, 1933

    • C. 

      April 14, 1956

    • D. 

      October 9, 1943

  • 16. 
    What happened to the boy at the end of the story?
  • 17. 
    What did they use to carry all their supplies?
    • A. 

      A hollowed out car

    • B. 

      A wagon

    • C. 

      A cart

    • D. 

      A large basket

  • 18. 
    What is the significance of the title?
  • 19. 
    Find the definition of Bolus
    • A. 

      A soft, roundish mass or lump

    • B. 

      The act of abandoning

    • C. 

      To catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; to discover

    • D. 

      A person devoted to luxury and pleasure

  • 20. 
    Find the definition of Bivouacked
    • A. 

      Evenness of mind

    • B. 

      Deadly and destructive

    • C. 

      To encamp in a certain area

    • D. 

      To refuse or deny oneself

  • 21. 
    Find the definition of Culvert
    • A. 

      Very liberal in giving or bestowing

    • B. 

      Stealthy, reconnaissance

    • C. 

      Intense hatred or dislike

    • D. 

      A drain or channel crossing under a road

  • 22. 
    Find the definition of Cobble
    • A. 

      To put together roughly or clumsily

    • B. 

      Exciting or provoking laughter

    • C. 

      A complicated and embarrassing state of things

    • D. 

      The essence, nature, or distinctive peculiarity of a thing

  • 23. 
    What treat did the man give the boy?
    • A. 

      A bottle of water

    • B. 

      Beef jerky

    • C. 

      Coke a cola

    • D. 

      Cream soda

  • 24. 
    What was Cormac McCarthy's original first name?
    • A. 

      Charles

    • B. 

      His original name is Cormac

    • C. 

      Ben

    • D. 

      Jonathan

  • 25. 
    Who was following the man and the boy?