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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. Who flew Sidney's pregnant wife to the hospital after the dog sled accident?
2. Who had five of their six kids die from tuberculosis?
3. Moose hunting became a yearly tradition with Sidney's family, but the moose population began to thin due to wolves in the ___.
4. Charlie amazed Sidney by felling a moose from __ yards away.
5. Sidney was 18, and after exploring the former ___ he decided to hunt there.
Short Essay Questions
1. Who was Herman Lerdahl?
2. According to Chapter 16, "Siwash," what did Sidney do after he got lost while tracking and trapping a marten?
3. How did tuberculosis affect Sidney's and his uncles' families?
4. Why did Sidney address the Alaska Board of Education about paying for rural schools in areas with low population?
5. What happened with Sidney and alcohol?
6. What happened when Sidney explored the former No Man's Land?
7. What is the Koyukon Indian's attitude about animal spirits?
8. After Donald Stickman found 12 moose killed by wolves, how was the wolf population "controlled?"
9. What happened when Sidney and his dad's partner, Charlie went upstream looking for better trapping prospects in 1929?
10. How did Sidney describe the killing of passive beavers by his uncle and his uncle's wife?
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 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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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