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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. Russel has another dream in which children play with which of the following?
2. The great man in the village hides which emotion?
3. Russel begins to have regrets about ______.
4. Which is not one of the animals Russel expects to find in the hills?
5. Russel begins to imagine that he sees ___ on the dogs' feet.
Short Essay Questions
1. Russel realizes something about the man - his future dream-self - and how he gets his strength. What does Russel realize?
2. What does Russel notice about the man's dogs and sled?
3. Russel falls into a dream state. What does Russel see first?
4. Russel's dream continues. What is the next thing he sees?
5. What is the man's state of mind at this point? What does the man do next?
6. Who is the man in the shelter? What does the man do when he leaves the shelter?
7. What does Russel discover when he wakes from his first dream? What is his next step?
8. What is the purpose of the scene with the woolly mammoth? What does it represent?
9. What does Russel notice about the dogs? What does he do?
10. After a night of rest, Russel goes back out into the wilderness. What concerns does Russel have about the dogs?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Russel sees himself as an older man in a strange situation. Explain the situation. How does each version of Russel deal with the situation? How does the young Russel react to the older Russel's decisions and actions? How is the young Russel affected by the wife and children?
Essay Topic 2
Russel's quest can be seen as a gateway into manhood. Explain how the quest helped to turn Russel into a man. Compare and contrast this quest with others in modern cultures. Include vision quests and bar mitzvahs, etc.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Russel's father and Oogruk. Which teaches Russel the most? Who is the most influential? How does Russel feel about each?
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