Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Sidney C. Huntington
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Jimmy tow fuel for military planes?

2. When Jimmy got married in 1934, he went to live with his wife's family where?

3. Who flew Sidney's pregnant wife to the hospital after the dog sled accident?

4. In 1941 Sidney tried to join the ___.

5. Sidney's eye was replaced with a glass eye after he injured it while doing what?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In the first few chapters of the book Sidney describes his life in Koyukuk as a young child under the age of six. Explain the challenges Sidney faced at this time in his life, including his mother's death, getting help for his sick dad, and his habit of wandering off at a young age. Also discuss how Sidney deals with each challenge.

Essay Topic 2

Sidney tells how he survived a night in the woods by following advice from Edwin Simon. What was this advice? How did the advice help Sidney survive the night and have enough energy to get home? In other words, why did the advice work? How was this an example of "siwashing out?"

Essay Topic 3

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?

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