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Tom Brown (naturalist)
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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 does Brown tell the rescuers that come in "Chickadee Survival"?

2. How do Brown and Rick know where to build their cabin?

3. What shape door do Brown and Rick put on their cabin?

4. In "Night Crawl", Brown says it will take about how long before someone comes looking for him?

5. Why do Brown and Rick grow used to being cold in "Cold Training"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when the wild dogs sneak up on Brown and Rick as they are celebrating finishing building their cabin?

2. Which two houses are Brown and Rick afraid of on the path to their cabin?

3. What happens in "Omen" when Brown and Rick go into the pit?

4. How does Brown know the way to rescue Rick from the quick mud?

5. Why is Brown unable to see anything in "Night Crawl"?

6. Why are there wild dogs in Pine Barrens?

7. How does Brown choose where to build the Good Medicine Cabin?

8. In "Chickadee Survival", why doesn't the storm threaten Brown?

9. How does Brown end up getting out of the tree and escaping the dogs in "The Dog Tree"?

10. What is Brown's first impression of Rick?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Native American lifestyles and philosophies are referenced throughout this novel. Research some of the beliefs, legends and ways of life that are described in this novel and compare them to the representation of them in the text. Is this novel accurate? How or how is it not? What is important about this?

Essay Topic 2

What is bear smacking? Why does Brown try smacking a bear? What is symbolic about the results of this attempt?

Essay Topic 3

Brown feels most at ease in nature. Examine the scenes where Brown is at one with his surroundings and describe how the language and other literary devices in these scenes help to develop this idea.

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