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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was Brian's main concern about the new food?
2. Why did Brian have a hard time figuring out what animal had visited?
3. What morning activity does Brian see as being silly?
4. What type of wood is used to create the new tool?
5. How does Brian keep track of time?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the beginning of the story, Brian's relationship with his mother was strained. After Brian returned home, the relationship seemed to smooth out. What made Brian realize that his mother had to have her own life? At what point does Brian stop being so angry with his mother? Do you think Brian will ever accept his mother's boyfriend?
Essay Topic 2
In the beginning of the story, Brian is upset with his mother over "The Secret." Do you think it was helpful or harmful for Brian to stay quiet about it? How might the story have changed if Brian had discussed the situation and the divorce with his mother?
Essay Topic 3
Brian's dream about the fire was insightful and prophetic, but only after Brian figured out what they were trying to say. Why do you think that the dream was cryptic? Why were Brian's father and Terry mute?
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