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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is one precaution Charles takes to ward off search parties?
2. At the end of Section 6, what do David and Charles hear that makes Charles drag David behind a log?
3. Who do Charles and David meet up with in Section 5?
4. What does David do that makes Charles run after him?
5. How does David feel when he awakens after he and Charles first stop to rest?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the importance of the knife to David. Why does he get so angry about Katsuk throwing the knife in the river?
2. The author uses a curious method of opening the story. Outline that method and what you think it does for the introduction?
3. Describe the efforts undertaken by Charles to avoid capture.
4. Why do you think David feels a spiritual connection to Katsuk?
5. Color is an important tool in the sections featuring David Marshall. The boy often focuses on bright colors in the room when he is imagining or lost in his own thoughts. What is an example of this in Section 1?
6. What are some of the examples that illustrate the depth of Katsuk's mental illness?
7. As Katsuk grows more insane with each passing day, what happens to David's spirit, attitude, and personality as a result?
8. How does Tskanay try to help David get away from Katsuk?
9. What happens when Katsuk's relatives learn he is insane?
10. What are the events in Section 3 that lead to David finally realizing that he is in danger?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A close relationship develops between kidnapper and victim. By the end of the novel, they both think of the other as his "brother." Describe the development of this relationship from the beginning. Who fights it more? Why? Who is more invested at the end? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Katsuk has a specific agenda. He hates the white man and feels he must punish them while at the same time appeasing the Native American gods. Why does Katsuk hate the white man? What does he feel he must do to fulfill his duty as a Native American? How does this plan include David?
Essay Topic 3
Katsuk has an odd relationship with his family. It appears that, at one time, the elder members of the clan had some authority over Katsuk from the way they treat him. It is also apparent, however, that they are in awe of him and fear him. Why do you think their attitudes are so disparate? Do you think their longing to believe in the old ways has anything to do with their confusion? Why or why not?
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