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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 Matt thinks about the time of year, what day does he think most about?
(a) Thanksgiving.
(b) Christmas.
(c) His birthday.
(d) His sister, Sarah's irthday.

2. What animal is in the trap that they come upon?
(a) A rabbit.
(b) A fox.
(c) A squirrel.
(d) A beaver.

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

4. What does Matt temporarily "lose" in the gambling game he plays with the Indian boys?
(a) His shirt.
(b) His belt.
(c) His pen knife.
(d) His shoes.

5. What is Attean permitted to eat during his stay alone in the forest?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Salt-dried meat.
(c) Smoked fish.
(d) Nuts and berries.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When Attean tells Matt of the hardships his people faced, what is the reason he says that white men kill Indian people for?

3. Before Attean leaves Matt, what gift does Attean give Matt?

4. In addition to mittens, what else does Matt want fur for?

5. On this early autumn visit to Matt's cabin, what does Attean tell Matt the Indian men are preparing to hunt?

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. 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?

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

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