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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Russel's father's favorite flower?
(a) Lilacs.
(b) Roses.
(c) Daisies.
(d) Clematis.

2. According to the old man, what should one do after killing an animal?
(a) Hide it.
(b) Atone.
(c) Pray.
(d) Thank it.

3. How many of the shaman's wives died?
(a) 0.
(b) 2.
(c) 1.
(d) 3.

4. What is the name of the fastener used to hold the dogs together?
(a) Gangline.
(b) Lash.
(c) Tether.
(d) Rope.

5. The area in which Russel lived often experienced long ____.
(a) Seasons.
(b) Nights.
(c) Summers.
(d) Droughts.

6. What material was used to make the hinges?
(a) Plastic.
(b) Leather.
(c) Plant fiber.
(d) Metal.

7. What is a ptarmigan?
(a) Shoe.
(b) Missionary.
(c) Bird.
(d) Prayer book.

8. Unlike other people in the village, Russel did not do which of the following?
(a) Go to school.
(b) Teach Sunday school.
(c) Hunt.
(d) Swim.

9. Which adjective best describes the dogs?
(a) Feral.
(b) Aloof.
(c) Submissive.
(d) Mean.

10. Oogruk says that _____ will help his memory.
(a) Whiskey.
(b) Stars.
(c) Warm meat.
(d) Stories.

11. What color is animal fat?
(a) Brown.
(b) Clear.
(c) White.
(d) Yellow.

12. For Russel, _____ and the dream time come together.
(a) Real time.
(b) Fantasy.
(c) Intuition.
(d) Waking life.

13. What is an ulu?
(a) Knife.
(b) Dog.
(c) Boot.
(d) Fishing pole.

14. Oogruk says that the new village had good things. Which was not one of the good things mentioned?
(a) Songs.
(b) Meat.
(c) Women.
(d) Fish.

15. What is the name of the elder consulted by Russel?
(a) Oogruk.
(b) Bibick.
(c) Antonuck.
(d) Grennick.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Russel and his father spend the Summer months?

2. Russel wore pants made from the skin of which animal?

3. The elder is what type of person?

4. What is supposedly contained in raw seal meat?

5. How old is Russel?

(see the answer keys)

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