One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey Test | Final 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 does Dick say in "Reflections" that he cannot help but think about as he lives in the wilderness?

2. What does Dick cover the sheep meat with, as described in "Red Runt"?

3. What did the red runt do to Dick's sleeping bag?

4. What does Dick say provides his transportation while living in the wilderness?

5. What color does the upper lake look like from Dick's spot on top of Falls Mountain?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Dick describe the sound of the Chilikadrotna River?

2. What is Dick's opinion about food and physical exercise?

3. Does the red runt like to scatter Dick's food?

4. Is Dick willing to make friends with the red runt?

5. Describe what happens when the red runt gets into Dick's cache.

6. Describe the bull caribou's attempts to protect himself from insects.

7. How does the natural world meet Dick's needs?

8. Describe the grayling that Dick catches and releases while fly fishing in the river.

9. Describe Dick's last morning at his cabin.

10. What does Dick notice about the mother bear and cubs on Falls Mountain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does the encounter with the baby caribou tell you about Dick's nature? What steps does he take to keep the calf safe? How does Dick show his practical side after the calf dies?

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 Dick's role as an observer of the natural world. What are two observations that he always makes in a journal entry or essay? How do these observations allow the reader a better glimpse of Dick's life in the wilderness? Provide textual examples to support your ideas.

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