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Elizabeth George Speare
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Gluskabe?
(a) The story teller of people of the beaver.
(b) Attean's brother.
(c) Attean's friend.
(d) The Indian's Great Spirit.

2. What happens at the end of the day to Matt's shirt?
(a) It is taken from him as an intitiation.
(b) It is repaired by a woman because it was torn earlier in play.
(c) It is replaced by a new suede shirt.
(d) It is returned to him.

3. Who sends Matt a basket of maple sugar?
(a) Attean's grandmother.
(b) Saknis.
(c) Attean.
(d) Attean's sister.

4. When Matt first arrives at the village, how does he react to the smells from the cooking?
(a) He becomes curious.
(b) He becomes lighted-headed.
(c) He becomes frightened that he will have to eat this food that he smells.
(d) He become very hungry.

5. When Matt and Attean are talking about the animal in the trap, what does Attean say that white men trap for?
(a) Animal meat.
(b) Animal skin.
(c) Animal skeletons.
(d) The total animal.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the rescuers use to prevent the dog from biting while they get it out of the trap?

2. Seconds before Matt and Attean encounter the bear, what makes Attean first sense danger?

3. What is the story about that Attean tells Matt?

4. What does Matt really love to have to add to his fish and make it taste delicious?

5. How many arrows does Attean use to kill the bear?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Matt "delighted" to know that Attean tells the story to his brothers?

2. Even though they are husband and wife, why do Saknis's feelings about the white man differ from the feelings of Attean's grandmother?

3. How is Matt's acceptance of the manitou indicative of his growing respect for the Indian culture?

4. How does Saknis receive Matt's declining the invitation to go on the hunt with his people?

5. How does the celebration of the bear kill at Attean's village actually work to lessen friction over cultural differences?

6. What evidence is there that Matt's relationship with the Indians fulfilled a familial longing?

7. Why is it ironic that Matt wonders how the Great Spirit that the Indians worship seem to be like the Indians themselves--i.e. a mighty hunter, very strong?

8. In spite of Attean not being in high spirits, he visits Matt shortly before his manitou. What is the significance of this visit at this time?

9. How is Matt and Attean's use of each other's language symbolic of their relationship?

10. What is the conflict Matt faces when Saknis invites him to come along on the hunt with his people as Attean's brother?

(see the answer keys)

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