Never Cry Wolf Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Mowat explaining when Mike runs away?

2. What is Mike's attitude toward Mowat?

3. His message is identified as coming from:

4. On his second safari, what does Mowat carry?

5. What does the pilot call his plane?

Short Essay Questions

1. What finally brought Mowat's stay in Churchill to an end?

2. Why is Mowat especially embarrassed when Angeline shows her disdain of him?

3. What incident stated Farley Mowat on his future career as a biologist?

4. What unfortunate incident happens after Farley Mowat sets out his mouse traps?

5. What was the purpose of the tear-gas grenades that Farley Mowat was equipped with?

6. How does Mowat engage Mike's help in setting up his base camp?

7. How do wolves maintain population control?

8. Describe the area around the wolf den.

9. What effect did his message have on the Department?

10. What course of action does Mowat undertake when he cannot follow his instructions?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the techniques that Farley Mowat uses in this book to create humor. List all the different types of humor in the book, giving at least two examples of each technique.

Essay Topic 2

Wolves were once one of the most widespread mammal species on earth. Why has their population decreased so radically? Write a research paper charting the growth or decrease of wolf populations in North America in the last hundred years.

Essay Topic 3

Research and write an essay about the depiction of wolves in fiction, legends, and folk stories. How do these depictions compare with Mowat's stories? Use details from the book in your essay.

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