One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Sam Kieth
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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. When Babe stops by briefly on September 19th in "Camp Meat", what does he say he will bring Dick soon?

2. What does Dick use to create protection for his head and face in the December cold?

3. What does Dick wrap around the legs of his cache to dissuade squirrels from climbing up?

4. What is Dick distracted by when he notches the wrong end of a log?

5. What does Mary toast in the fireplace when she and Babe visit Dick in mid-April?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Babe Alsworth's appearance.

2. Why does Dick decide to hunt ram?

3. What does Babe bring to Dick's on Christmas Day?

4. What does Dick help Babe with when they get to Port Alsworth?

5. What is Operation Sheep Meat?

6. Describe what Dick sees when he enters Spike's cabin.

7. Why does Dick clean up the litter left behind at the hunters' camps?

8. What does Dick do when a bear comes to his cabin?

9. What do Spike and Hope Carrithers lend to Dick that inspires his wilderness adventure?

10. What does Dick concoct so he can see the animals who come to eat the moose meat he has attached to his sled?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Dick turn to the natural world to help him solve his problems and meet his needs in the wilderness? In particular, what uses does he find for a tree burl and driftwood? What other items does Dick create using the natural resources that improves the quality of his life?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the role of photographs in the book. Do you think they make an important contribution to his Dick's wilderness experience? How so?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the theme of celebrations in One Man's Wilderness. How does Dick celebrate traditional occasions as well as personal moments of success? Describe two examples of celebrations that Dick has and discuss their importance to him.

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