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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was/is Ayla's totem?
(a) A bear.
(b) A lynx.
(c) A cave lion.
(d) A eagle.

2. What stone did every person in the Clan carry?
(a) Red ochre.
(b) Iron pyrite.
(c) An ochre stained oval of mammoth ivory.
(d) Black manganese dioxide.

3. What made Ayla grateful for the height of her cave?
(a) The nearness of the cave lions.
(b) The summer fires.
(c) The spring floods.
(d) All of these.

4. What did Ayla find on her way back?
(a) Both of these.
(b) Neither of these.
(c) A trampled fawn.
(d) A baby cave lion.

5. What were the traveling cakes made of?
(a) Ground up dried meat.
(b) Dried berries.
(c) All of these.
(d) Rendered animal fat.

6. What innovation allowed Ayla to move the deer and her newest acquisition?
(a) The wheel.
(b) Two spears dragging instead of the dead weight of the carcass.
(c) A cart.
(d) None of these.

7. What was the burly man carrying on his back?
(a) Mammoth tusks.
(b) The horse haunches.
(c) A large bale of hay.
(d) A wizened old woman.

8. What were Jondalar and Thonolan hunting?
(a) Bison.
(b) Aurochs.
(c) Mammoth.
(d) Horses.

9. Why did Ayla continue making mashes for the horse even when she no longer needed them?
(a) All of these.
(b) The horse wouldn't eat the other stuff.
(c) The horse liked them.
(d) The horse begged for them.

10. What landmark does Laduni tell Jondalar and Thonolan to look for?
(a) A gnarled tree with no leaves.
(b) A big whirlpool in the river.
(c) A tree with three trunks.
(d) A mountain with two peaks.

11. What was determined to be the real reason Jondalar was interested in boat making?
(a) All of these.
(b) He was interested in the buoyancy of the boats.
(c) He was interested in the tools.
(d) He was interested in learning to make a boat.

12. What must Thonolan do before he can mate Jetamio?
(a) Finish the boat he started on.
(b) Win her heart through a feat of strength.
(c) Propose to her.
(d) All of these.

13. What made the young horse come to Ayla?
(a) A click.
(b) A warble.
(c) A finger snap.
(d) A whistle.

14. Why didn't Ayla want one of the older reindeer?
(a) Their hides were scarred.
(b) Their meat was tough.
(c) Neither of these.
(d) Both of these.

15. What animal had injured Thonolan?
(a) A cave lion.
(b) A bear.
(c) A rhino.
(d) A mammoth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Ayla like to wear for comfort?

2. What do the Shamudoi hunt?

3. What color does Thonolan miss?

4. Why can't Jondalar mate Joplaya?

5. When did Ayla realize that Whinney had gone where Ayla wanted her to go?

(see the answer keys)

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