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The Road

The Road

by Cormac McCarthy

The Road: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Road? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What are really beautiful?


Swordfish
Salmon
Monkfish
Trout
Tuna
Q. As far as images of existential abandonment, which takes the cake?


Flarepistol (or flare gun)
Rocks
Sad faces
Deserted houses
Dead trees
Q. What represents the extremes of violence, hunger, and abasement?


Trout
Infant
Moon
Deer
Oxen
Q. When The Man comes down with a fever, he has some crazy dreams. He also recounts a near-visionary childhood memory of men burning what?


Wood
Fish
Lamb
Snakes
Rats
Q. What is a desolate, transient thing, full of danger (the "bloodcults")?


Pathway
River
Road
Tree
Cabin
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