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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. While examining his find in Chapter Three, Ben finds himself face to face with what animal?
2. How does Ben react to seeing the badger Burton caught?
(a) He says nothing.
(b) He congratulates Burton.
(c) He yells and screams.
(d) He runs away.
3. At the beginning of Chapter Two, how old is the female badger?
4. What is the name of the new neighbor Ben's father wants him to meet?
(a) Mr. Burton.
(b) Mr. Hill.
(c) Mr. Lobo.
(d) Mr. McCray.
5. From what country was the man who originally built Fort Rouge near Winnipeg?
Short Answer Questions
1. In 1806, the North West Company builds on top of what had been Fort Rouge. What is the name of the new fort?
2. As far as the townspeople can tell, the new neighbor originally comes from where?
3. For what reason is Ben eager to start school?
4. What purpose does the badger's second tunnel serve as she completes her digging project?
5. In the prologue, the author states that William MacDonald is what ethnicity?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Esther suggest in Chapter One as the real reason Ben acts as though he is afraid of his father?
2. Why does Burton wish to trap on the MacDonald's land?
3. Why does William hit Ben when Ben tries to stop him from skinning the badger?
4. Describe the growth of the MacDonald farm in the early years of the settlement.
5. Describe Mr. Burton's appearance as discussed in Chapter One.
6. In the prologue, how is Esther MacDonald described?
7. One of the pups is still alive when the female badger finally escapes the trap and returns to her den. Why does the last pup die?
8. According to the townspeople of Winnipeg, why does Burton take his dog, Lobo, with him wherever he goes?
9. What reasons does the author give in Chapter Three for why Ben wishes to become a bird?
10. Explain why the female badger did not run after her meeting with Ben.
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