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The Road

The Road


by Cormac McCarthy

The Road: Quotes (What was Said) True or False

1. Who admits that what he is called isn't his name? -> Ely
2. Which is the first sentence of the novel? -> "When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of the night he'd reach out and touch the child sleeping beside him"
3. The Man identifies his son as his -> "Warrant"
4. To what action is The Man responding? "The man had already dropped to the ground and he swung with him and leveled the pistol and fired from a two-handed position balanced on both knees at a distance of six feet. The man [the "bad guy"] fell back instantly and lay with blood bubbling from the hole in his forehead." -> Really bad service at the diner
5. Who said, "Yes I am [...]. I am the one"? -> The Man