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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. As winter approaches, what does Matt use to fill in the cracks between the logs in the cabin?
(a) Mud.
(b) Corn paste.
(c) Cement made from stones.
(d) Bear grease and fur paste.

2. When Attean visits Matt after his manitou, what is he carrying?
(a) A shiny new rifle.
(b) Matt's stolen rifle.
(c) Fresh caribou meat.
(d) Fresh elk steaks.

3. On this early autumn visit to Matt's cabin, what does Attean tell Matt the Indian men are preparing to hunt?
(a) Bear.
(b) Bear and moose.
(c) Caribou and moose.
(d) Deer and elk.

4. When Matt wakes up after the celebration at Attean's village, what does Matt NOT see hanging or laying around?
(a) Fish bones.
(b) Animal bones.
(c) Clam shells.
(d) Animal skin rugs.

5. What is the story about that Attean tells Matt?
(a) A battle.
(b) A hunt.
(c) A flood.
(d) A treaty for peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Matt throw at the bear?

2. As Matt thinks about the time of year, what day does he think most about?

3. At the celebration, what story does Attean tell to the villagers that are assembled?

4. When Attean tells Matt that he and his family are leaving, what is the reason he gives Attean for their departure?

5. At the beginning of Chapter 15, what animal does Matt successfully kill with his bow and arrow?

Short Essay Questions

1. As Matt misses his family and Christmas nears, how do his memories work for him?

2. 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?

3. When Matt comes upon the Attean's dog in the trap, he knows he is in the land of the turtle and should not tamper with anything there. Why does he knowingly go against the law that Attean taught him?

4. How does Matt's reaction to the cleanup being relegated to squaws indicate that he is more accepting of cultural differences?

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

6. How does such a violent act as killing a bear bring Matt and Attean into a relationship that for the first time seems like a friendship?

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

8. Since Matt has spent time with the Indians, how is he better able to make provisions for the winter?

9. What is the explanation for Attean not eating the bear and how does he seem to feel about this?

10. When Attean takes Matt around to see the Indian women working, why is this work of such interest to Matt and of little interest to Attean?

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