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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. What is one of the food preparations that Matt learns from the Indian women?
(a) Making corn chowder.
(b) Making stew from deer.
(c) Baking corn muffins.
(d) Drying berries.

2. At the beginning of Chapter 15, what animal does Matt successfully kill with his bow and arrow?
(a) A fox.
(b) A beaver.
(c) A rabbit.
(d) A squirrel.

3. What does Matt wish Attean had given him to show his father upon his return?
(a) A piece of bear skin.
(b) A bear claw.
(c) A bear ear.
(d) A bear's tooth.

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

5. Who goes with Matt to rescue the dog?
(a) Attean
(b) Saknis.
(c) Attean's sister.
(d) Attean's brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Gluskabe?

2. What is the next book that Matt has to get his adventures from?

3. As Matt realizes it is September, what sign of fall does he NOT encounter?

4. When Matt daydreams of being a hero to Attean, what does he imagine rescuing Attean from?

5. What does Attean teach Matt that he could make a rain cape from?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is Matt's reaction to Attean's explanation of his grandmother's hatred of white men?

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

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. Attean tells Matt that it is the white man who introduced metal traps to the Indians. What does the trap symbolize to Attean?

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

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

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