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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. The Galena AFB turned this small village of 35 into a city of ____.
2. When did Edwin Simon live in permanent housing with electricity, running water, and appliances?
3. In 1941 Sidney tried to join the ___.
4. Moose hunting became a yearly tradition with Sidney's family, but the moose population began to thin due to wolves in the ___.
5. How did Weaselheart kill passive beavers with his wife's help?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was Sidney's dad at the Alaska Pioneer's Home and why did he leave?
2. Who is Edwin Simon?
3. After Donald Stickman found 12 moose killed by wolves, how was the wolf population "controlled?"
4. According to Chapter 16, "Siwash," what did Sidney do after he got lost while tracking and trapping a marten?
5. What did Sidney do when he learned an instrument?
6. How did Sidney describe the killing of passive beavers by his uncle and his uncle's wife?
7. Who is Johnny Oldman?
8. What happened when Sidney and his dad's partner, Charlie went upstream looking for better trapping prospects in 1929?
9. What is the Koyukon Indian's attitude about animal spirits?
10. What happened with Sidney and alcohol?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What was Prohibition? How did Prohibition affect rural Alaska? How did it affect Sidney and Jimmy? What are some of the effects of bad liquor? Of alcohol abuse? How was Sidney's life impacted by his alcohol abuse? Why and when did Sidney stop drinking?
Essay Topic 2
Sidney spends time at the Anvik Mission. During his young life he spends time at several more missions. How did these experiences shape his life in regard to his education and his willingness to help others as a child, as a young man, and as an older adult?
Essay Topic 3
Sidney reflects in the last chapter of the book about his life. What does Sidney reflect on in this last chapter and what do these reflections reveal about him, his family, and his willingness to help others become more than their circumstances in the Koyukuk?
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