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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. Normally the badger is a nocturnal animal. Why was she out during the day she encountered Ben?
(a) She is unable to sleep because her babies are too loud.
(b) She knows a storm is coming and needs to hunt early.
(c) She smells Ben and is curious to find out what he is.
(d) She needs a great deal of food to produce milk.

2. While examining the mouse skull abandoned by the hawk, Ben discovers what?
(a) An interesting plant.
(b) The mouse's tail.
(c) The mouse's nest.
(d) An anthill.

3. While the female badger is digging, what other animal catches her attention for a few minutes?
(a) Prairie dog.
(b) Wolf.
(c) Hawk.
(d) Badger.

4. How long does the male badger struggle in the trap before Burton finds him?
(a) Two days.
(b) Three days.
(c) One day.
(d) Two hours.

5. As Chapter Five opens, Burton arrives at the MacDonald farm just in time for what?
(a) Bedtime.
(b) Dinner.
(c) Lunch.
(d) Breakfast.

Short Answer Questions

1. What noise does the author say Ben makes in Chapter Three that seems to soothe any animal?

2. What scent does the female badger encounter and ignore that her mate later smells during Chapter Four?

3. At the beginning of Chapter Six, how long does the female badger stay in the den with her pups after her last hunt?

4. How does Esther react when Ben refuses to come inside for dinner after Burton shows them the dead male badger?

5. In Chapter Five, Burton mentions that badgers are better fighters than all but which animal?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Ben so happy at dinner at the end of Chapter Three?

2. Describe Ben's behavior when the family goes inside to dinner and he is left alone with the dead badger's body.

3. Why does William think Ben isn't normal, as stated in Chapter One?

4. As the prologue ends, what does the author say is the MacDonald family's greatest problem and why is that problem strange?

5. Describe Mr. Burton's appearance as discussed in Chapter One.

6. In the prologue, how is Esther MacDonald described?

7. What occurrence leads the MacDonalds to name the site for the new farm?

8. Explain the development of the baby badgers as described in Chapter Four.

9. Describe the badger's appearance at the opening of Chapter Two.

10. 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?

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