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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What animal did Jondalar see that he thought there would be no point to hunting?
(a) An elk.
(b) A woolly rhinoceros.
(c) A giant sturgeon.
(d) A mammoth.

2. Who was Jondalar supposed to mate at the Summer Meeting?
(a) Malona.
(b) Malinda.
(c) Marona.
(d) Marina.

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

4. What color was the soil at the edge of the water?
(a) Brown.
(b) Brown-red.
(c) Red.
(d) Grey.

5. Why can't Jondalar mate Joplaya?
(a) She is his cousin.
(b) None of these.
(c) She is close kin.
(d) She is his sister.

6. What is the Great Mother River called today?
(a) Thames.
(b) The Nile.
(c) The Danube.
(d) The Sister.

7. What did Ayla rely on when night fell?
(a) Whinney's speed.
(b) Whinney's protection.
(c) The stars to guide her back to her cave.
(d) Whinney's instincts.

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

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

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

11. When did Ayla realize that Whinney had gone where Ayla wanted her to go?
(a) When she got Whinney to jump a creek.
(b) None of these.
(c) When she flushed a ptarmigan.
(d) When she flushed a giant hamster.

12. What did Ayla name the horse?
(a) Whiney.
(b) Nicker.
(c) Bolt.
(d) Whinney.

13. How many children had Haduma had?
(a) Eighteen.
(b) Eight.
(c) Sixteen.
(d) Ten.

14. What would make sure that her meat wouldn't be disturbed?
(a) The foal responses.
(b) Both of these.
(c) The sound of them knocking the drying racks over.
(d) Neither of these.

15. What was the little foal more afraid of?
(a) The hyenas.
(b) Leaving its dam.
(c) Ayla.
(d) Being alone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were plantain leaves good for?

2. What does Jondalar wish the healer would let him do?

3. What large animal did Ayla decide to hunt?

4. What wood makes good boats?

5. What thickens the stew that Tholie brought with her?

(see the answer keys)

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