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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Russel had never eaten which part of the Caribou?
(a) Eyes.
(b) Legs.
(c) Flank.
(d) Tenderloin.

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

3. What tool was used to kill whales?
(a) Knife.
(b) Spear.
(c) Harpoon.
(d) Gun.

4. What is supposedly contained in raw seal meat?
(a) Eggs.
(b) Larvae.
(c) Parasites.
(d) Worms.

5. What is Russel's ethnicity?
(a) Inuit.
(b) Finnish.
(c) Eskimo.
(d) Native American.

Short Answer Questions

1. Russel offers to give his ___ to the old man but Oogruk refuses.

2. How old is Russel?

3. According to the old man, what should one do after killing an animal?

4. Russel asks the old man if it is possible to get ____ back.

5. What is the name of the fastener used to hold the dogs together?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Russel live and with whom?

2. Who is Ulgavik? What was special about the man?

3. What does Russel admire about Oogruk?

4. What is the basis of the story?

5. What is the warning Russel receives from his father about cooking meat?

6. Discuss Russel's trance. What does he see?

7. What is a shaman?

8. What does Russel's father try to explain to the 14-year-old boy?

9. Why does Russel go to Oogruk?

10. Oogruk tells Russel about missing his wife, who ran off. What does Oogruk say? What is Russel's reaction?

(see the answer keys)

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