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

2. Who is Gluskabe?
(a) The story teller of people of the beaver.
(b) The Indian's Great Spirit.
(c) Attean's friend.
(d) Attean's brother.

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

4. When Matt goes to the Indian village for Attean and does not find Attean, who does Matt ask for?
(a) Attean's grandmother.
(b) Attean's brother.
(c) Saknis.
(d) Attean's sister.

5. When Attean tells Matt of the hardships his people faced, what is the reason he says that white men kill Indian people for?
(a) Their possessions.
(b) Hatred.
(c) Their scalps.
(d) Revenge.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. How doesMatt first become aware of an animal being in danger?

5. When Attean visits Matt after his manitou, what is he carrying?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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