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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. Seconds before Matt and Attean encounter the bear, what makes Attean first sense danger?
(a) The sound of a cry.
(b) The sound of something moving quickly.
(c) The sound of something moving slowly.
(d) The branches moving.

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

3. For what reason does Matt think Attean returns each day?
(a) Attean enjoyed teaching Matt.
(b) Attean's grandfather sent him.
(c) Attean was lonely.
(d) Attean enjoyed making Matt look foolish.

4. In addition to mittens, what else does Matt want fur for?
(a) A hat.
(b) Mittens for his father.
(c) Mittens for his sister.
(d) A jacket.

5. When Matt finally finishes telling the story of Robinson Crusoe to Attean, what does Attean say?
(a) "Too bad."
(b) "Good."
(c) "Finally."
(d) "You're kidding me."

Short Answer Questions

1. Who sends Matt a basket of maple sugar?

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

4. When Matt first learns that he is invited to the Indian village after the dog rescue, why does he think he is invited?

5. From what does Matt make a pair of mittens for himself?

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. 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?

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

5. What does Matt do at the end of Chapter 24 that suggests he has adequately prepared for winter?

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. 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?

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