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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is most noticeable about Brian's appearance?
2. How does Brian preserve the remaining food?
3. How does Brian keep track of time?
4. What does Brian say to the pilot after he identifies himself?
5. What bright object catches Brian's eye?
Essay Topic 1
When Brian's mother gave him the hatchet, he did not really want to take it. Throughout the story, the hatchet became increasingly important. When did Brian first realize that the hatchet may save him? What does the hatchet symbolize? Will having the hatchet change Brian's outlook on his own capabilities? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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