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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What new tool does Brian make?
2. What types of trees were dead on the ground?
3. With what animal does Brian reach an unspoken agreement?
4. Why was it nearly impossible to burn a signal fire at all times?
5. What morning activity does Brian see as being silly?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Brian began to take charge when he decided that the camp needed to be cleaned and all things organized. Why was this an important step? How did Brian begin to change at this time? How does a clean camp change the situation?
Essay Topic 2
Brian found a bush of "gut cherries" and devoured many of them. Since Brian knew nothing about gut cherries, was it a good idea to eat the berries? Examine what might have happened if the berries were highly poisonous. (Choke cherries, aka "gut cherries" are poisonous in large quantities, especially when they are overripe.)
Essay Topic 3
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?
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