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

2. When Matt and Attean are hiking in the woods, they come upon a trap. Of what is the trap made?
(a) Strings.
(b) Stones.
(c) Iron.
(d) Twigs.

3. What does Matt temporarily "lose" in the gambling game he plays with the Indian boys?
(a) His shoes.
(b) His belt.
(c) His shirt.
(d) His pen knife.

4. How doesMatt first become aware of an animal being in danger?
(a) He hears an animal cry.
(b) He smells blood.
(c) He senses danger.
(d) He sees the dog in the trap.

5. If Attean does not come back to the village having completed his tasks successfully, how will his village view him?
(a) As a boy.
(b) As a coward.
(c) As an unskilled hunter.
(d) As a failure.

Short Answer Questions

1. What English word does Attean offer as a rough translation of his word "manitou"?

2. What prevents Matt from opening the cabin door to go outside?

3. Who makes Matt a new pair of snowshoes?

4. Who sends Matt a basket of maple sugar?

5. What do the rescuers use to prevent the dog from biting while they get it out of the trap?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

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

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

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

6. When Attean takes Matt around to see the Indian women working, why is this work of such interest to Matt and of little interest to Attean?

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

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

9. 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?

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

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