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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 does Attean bring Matt for breakfast on the morning after the celebration?
(a) Cornbread.
(b) Bear stew.
(c) Porridge with fruit.
(d) Hard-boiled eggs.

2. After Attean visits with his grandfather, with whom does Attean return a few days later?
(a) His sister.
(b) His dog.
(c) Another white boy.
(d) His grandfather.

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

4. What is suggested to Matt that will enable him to go on the hunt and not worry his father?
(a) Matt leave a note for his father.
(b) The hunting party will retrace steps weekly to check for father's arrival.
(c) Attean's sister and another woman will cabin-sit.
(d) Attean's grandmother will send Attean's sister to check on Matt's cabin.

5. What do the rescuers use to prevent the dog from biting while they get it out of the trap?
(a) A sport pole;
(b) A hatchet.
(c) An arrow.
(d) A blanket.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What kind of story did Attean's story of Great Spirit make Matt think of?

3. When Matt wakes up after the celebration at Attean's village, what does Matt NOT see hanging or laying around?

4. Who is Gluskabe?

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does such a violent act as killing a bear bring Matt and Attean into a relationship that for the first time seems like a friendship?

8. Even though they are husband and wife, why do Saknis's feelings about the white man differ from the feelings of Attean's grandmother?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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