The Tracker Test | Final Test - Hard

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. In "Invisible Walking", why don't Brown and Rick go rushing to Stalking Wolf after their camping trip?

2. How many soldiers help to look for the handicapped man in "Search"?

3. How does Brown travel the Snake River in "Bear Smacking"?

4. How does Stalking Wolf prepare the deer meat to bring home in "Predator"?

5. How does Brown describe the handicapped man's trail in "Search"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Brown do during the summer of "Thoreau Summer"?

2. In "Thaw", what does Brown find funny about the police dogs?

3. Why does Brown agree to kill the wild dogs in "Outlaw Dogs"?

4. What is invisible walking?

5. In "True Lostness", why are the beavers dead?

6. What does Brown realize about the man by the Jeep in "The Journeyman"?

7. How does Brown describe following a trail in the beginning of "Search"?

8. What must Brown and Rick do to become "invisible" in "Invisible Walking"?

9. In "Bear Smacking", what happens when Brown climbs the rock dome?

10. What does "true lostness" mean?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Brown's recognition of his calling in life build throughout the novel? Consider examples of foreshadowing along with the growth of Brown's skills. How does the author fulfill the need to give Brown a "happy ending"? How does he not?

Essay Topic 2

Stalking Wolf has an interesting teaching method. Describe the way Stalking Wolf teaches, how his students learn and how this style of teaching is different from traditional school.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the importance of the following quote to the major themes expressed in this novel: "A skull is the ultimate track a creature leaves. When everything else has been unshaped by time, when every scratch and print is gone, the skull remains."

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