Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River Test | Final 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. The Galena AFB turned this small village of 35 into a city of ____.

2. Whose life saving advice about two fires helped Sidney survive overnight in the cold when he got lost while tracking and trapping a marten?

3. Where was Sidney when he saw a pink elephant caused by his excessive drinking?

4. When did Edwin Simon live in permanent housing with electricity, running water, and appliances?

5. How did Weaselheart kill passive beavers with his wife's help?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Ben Derrick?

2. Why did two Eskimos tell Sidney to cut off the hooves of a caribou when they came upon him dressing the caribou?

3. According to Chapter 16, "Siwash," what did Sidney do after he got lost while tracking and trapping a marten?

4. What happened when Sidney and Jimmy went beaver hunting in the mid-1930s?

5. After Donald Stickman found 12 moose killed by wolves, how was the wolf population "controlled?"

6. Why did publishers change the ages of Sidney and his siblings at the time of Anna's death in both Sidney's and Jimmy's autobiographies?

7. What happened with Sidney and alcohol?

8. How did Sidney describe the killing of passive beavers by his uncle and his uncle's wife?

9. As described in Chapter 21, "Koyukuk Moose," what happened when Sidney's family was out hunting moose in their boat?

10. What happened when Sidney's dad dug for gold at Bear Creek?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Chapter 17 is mostly about gold in Koyukuk. Explain how Koyukuk gold not only affected the people of Koyukuk in general but also how it affected the lives, specifically of Sidney, Jimmy, and their Dad.

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