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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. After Matt's fun-filled day at Attean's village, how long does Matt wait before he sees Attean again?
(a) About 1 week.
(b) About 4 days.
(c) About 3 months.
(d) About 2 weeks.

2. On this early autumn visit to Matt's cabin, what does Attean tell Matt the Indian men are preparing to hunt?
(a) Caribou and moose.
(b) Bear.
(c) Deer and elk.
(d) Bear and moose.

3. Before Attean leaves Matt, what gift does Matt give Attean?
(a) The Bible.
(b) A shirt.
(c) Robinson Crusoe.
(d) A watch.

4. On this day that he has trouble opening the door, what food that his mother makes does Matt miss?
(a) Roast pork.
(b) Roast chicken.
(c) Pudding.
(d) Roast beef.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Matt walks in the woods, how does he find his way?

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

3. When Matt goes to the Indian village for Attean and does not find Attean, who does Matt ask for?

4. How many arrows does Attean use to kill the bear?

5. As Matt and Attean take leave of each other, who does Matt say he would like Attean's grandfather to meet?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. 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?

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