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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. By the end of the prologue, the MacDonalds have how many children?
2. With which of Ben's siblings does he NOT have a good relationship?
3. How does the author say Esther MacDonald reacts to the journey in the prologue?
(a) She cries most of the time.
(b) She spends the trip mad at her husband.
(c) She shows no fear.
(d) She is very frightened.
4. How much of the female badger's body gets caught in Burton's trap in Chapter Six?
(a) One front leg.
(c) Both front legs.
(d) Two toes.
5. The female badger has a scar on her right ear as a result of fighting what animal?
Short Answer Questions
1. According to the author at the end of Chapter Two, a normal life span for a badger is how long?
2. Where does Burton decide to set his trap after the male badger's death?
3. From what country was the man who originally built Fort Rouge near Winnipeg?
4. Which of the following fates did NOT befall the female badger's previous litter?
5. How does the MacDonald family react to seeing the badger Burton caught?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the hawk not frighten the badger while she searches for a site for her den?
2. Describe how the female badger escapes from the trap in Chapter Six.
3. Describe the den the badger creates for herself and her litter.
4. As the prologue ends, what does the author say is the MacDonald family's greatest problem and why is that problem strange?
5. What reasons does the author give in Chapter Three for why Ben wishes to become a bird?
6. Why is Ben so happy at dinner at the end of Chapter Three?
7. Describe Mr. Burton's appearance as discussed in Chapter One.
8. What reasons does William give Esther for why he agreed to let Burton run traps on their land?
9. What happened to the badger's last litter?
10. Why does Burton wish to trap on the MacDonald's land?
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