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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. On this particular visit to Matt's cabin, what is Matt warned of?
(a) Hostile men in the woods who may harm him.
(b) Difficulty catching food.
(c) His father not coming.
(d) An early winter.

2. What prevents Matt from opening the cabin door to go outside?
(a) Ice.
(b) Wind.
(c) Snow.
(d) Rust.

3. As Matt and Attean take leave of each other, who does Matt say he would like Attean's grandfather to meet?
(a) Ben, the man who stole his gun.
(b) The governor of Massachusetts.
(c) Matt's mother.
(d) Matt's father.

4. What does Matt really love to have to add to his fish and make it taste delicious?
(a) Pepper.
(b) Herbs.
(c) Animal fat.
(d) His mother's special sauce.

5. Who makes Matt a new pair of snowshoes?
(a) Attean's grandmother.
(b) Attean.
(c) Attean's sister.
(d) Saknis.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Matt and Attean are hiking in the woods, they come upon a trap. Of what is the trap made?

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

3. When Matt finally finishes telling the story of Robinson Crusoe to Attean, what does Attean say?

4. On this day that he has trouble opening the door, what food that his mother makes does Matt miss?

5. When Matt is alone and feeling lonely, what does Matt imagine might have happened to his father?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Matt gets considerable reassurance of his acceptance in Chapter 22 when Attean renews his invitation to Matt to join them to find a new hunting ground. How does Matt's response please and simultaneously disappoint Attean?

4. How do the setting and details that the author uses to describe autumn work to match Matt's mood when he recognizes that his family is past due?

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

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

7. 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?

8. After a day of hard play in the Indian village, Matt is physically sore but content. Explain these two apparently contradicting feelings.

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

10. When Attean comes to say farewell, why does Matt to give Attean his father's watch and not the book?

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