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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. What are men mining in the Yukon at the time of this book?

2. Who intervenes with the intended punishment to the dog who refuses to get out of his sleeping hole?

3. Who tries to punish the dog who refuses to get out of his sleeping hole the day after Buck is chased by the mad dog?

4. How many times does Buck charge at the man who finally unloads him?

5. How much food is Buck given every day on the trail?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Buck kill his first moose?

2. What does Buck do to other men that he does not do to John?

3. Where in the harness line is Buck placed, and why?

4. What does Dolly do when she shows the madness she contracted?

5. What does Spitz do that makes Buck hate him?

6. How is Buck described at the beginning of the book?

7. What does Buck see in his prehistoric visions?

8. What happens that leads Buck to initiate the first fight with Spitz?

9. What is the legend told about Buck at the end of the book?

10. How does Buck stay warm in the snow on his first night at Dyea?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What are some of the ways Buck and John show their love to each other, and how do these displays alter the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 2

Courage and fear were two attributes that were seen a number of times in this book. Where do they appear, and how does the presence of these feelings change the characters who were involved in those scenes?

Essay Topic 3

Buck endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials and what lessons does he learn through these experiences?

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