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

2. When Attean appears with paint on his skin, what does Matt think?
(a) He thinks Attean is painted to scare Matt.
(b) He thinks Attean has gone mad.
(c) He thinks Attean is painted for war.
(d) He thinks Attean is painted for a celebration.

3. Before Attean leaves Matt, what gift does Attean give Matt?
(a) A rifle.
(b) His dog.
(c) A finely made bow and quiver of arrows.
(d) A bear fur rug.

4. When Matt wakes up after the celebration at Attean's village, what does Matt NOT see hanging or laying around?
(a) Animal skin rugs.
(b) Animal bones.
(c) Fish bones.
(d) Clam shells.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What animal is in the trap that they come upon?

2. If Attean does not come back to the village having completed his tasks successfully, how will his village view him?

3. Who is Gluskabe?

4. Who sends Matt a basket of maple sugar?

5. When Mat finally makes it outside, he does so by making a kind of tool that is similar to what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Matt "delighted" to know that Attean tells the story to his brothers?

3. How is Matt and Attean's use of each other's language symbolic of their relationship?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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