Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Sidney C. Huntington
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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. Anna walked more than ___ miles through the tundra back home after her step-father's murder trial.

2. After Sidney and his siblings were reunited with their father, all the family came for a memorial ___ for Anna.

3. What did the court give Anna for her very long walk home?

4. James came to what mining camp during the Alaskan Gold Rush?

5. It was ___ degrees when Sidney returned from checking his traps in sub-freezing temperatures at the Batza River.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Joe Stickman help Sidney's family after the flood?

2. What happened when Sidney and his siblings tried to get help after Anna died?

3. What are "kallyhocuses" and why was Sidney told about them as a child?

4. What story did Old Man Demoski tell Sidney about the Russians when they first arrived in the Koyukon area?

5. Why was Jimmy hospitalized for six months in Eklutna?

6. Who helped Sidney build his boat and when was the boat completed, according to Chapter 10, "My First Boat?"

7. How did Sidney's family protect their belongings from a flood described in Chapter 11, "The Flood?"

8. Why did the relationship between Victor and Ned come to murder?

9. Why was the family left with only money from fur trading done in Tanana after the flood?

10. When did Sidney decide to build a boat according to Chapter 10, "My First Boat," and what did he do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did moose hunting become a yearly tradition for Sidney and his family? What surprised Sidney about a moose he shot from his boat? How does Sidney describe what he thinks facilitated moose migration into the Koyukuk?

Essay Topic 2

A flood takes away all of the family's possession in 1928. What caused the flood? How did the family escape? Why did they lose everything? How did they recover before winter? Who helped the family recover so they had all they needed before winter?

Essay Topic 3

How does Sidney learn to become a carpenter and end up doing work in Galena? During this time the family builds a salmon fishing business and then a salmon smokehouse. How does each business come about and why does Sidney sell the fishing business at some point?

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