One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey 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 gets sliced open from tin snips on September 24th?

2. What item does Dick find at the hunters' tent camp that is useful to him?

3. What does Dick build in May that he is very satisfied with?

4. What did the jar have in it that Dick opened when he got to Spike's cabin the first evening he arrives?

5. What are Grizzly Eggs?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Dick's first morning in Spike's cabin.

2. What makes Dick happy about the door handle of the cache he built?

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

4. Why does Dick decide to hunt ram?

5. Describe some of Dick's building methods when he constructs his cabin.

6. What is Dick's design for his cabin?

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

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

9. Describe what happens when Dick sets his roof on fire.

10. What is Operation Sheep Meat?

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 how Dick feels about his cabin. What things does he consider when he is deciding the location for it? Is there anything that bothers him about the location? What does he say about it when he sees it in the distance as he is coming home after a day of exploration? What do you think he likes most about his cabin?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss what Dick learns during his eight-mile canoe trip to the Chilikadrotna River. What does he say the river shows him? What sense of accomplishment does he feel after his trip? Provide specific examples to illustrate your analysis.

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