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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After John's second encounter with the bear, how did bears generally treat him?
(a) They gave him notice of their coming.
(b) They did not change their behavior.
(c) They followed him to observe him.
(d) They stayed away from him.

2. According to a proprietor, what type of boat could help John with his passage?
(a) A schooner.
(b) A Naval vessel.
(c) A luxury liner.
(d) A freighter.

3. What did John call the risky games he played as a child?
(a) Dares.
(b) Adventures.
(c) Scootchers.
(d) Snickerdoodles.

4. What happened to John one day at the ice cone?
(a) He broke his arm getting to the ice cone.
(b) He was nearly crushed by some falling ice.
(c) He encountered a bear.
(d) He was nearly hit by some frozen spray.

5. How many hours a day did John and his siblings work on the land for their father?
(a) 17.
(b) 10.
(c) 12.
(d) 8.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did John take the action he did when he first saw the bear?

2. What agreement did John make with the owner of the boat in order to gain passage?

3. What was on the boat John took in Chapter 5?

4. Where was the boat going in Chapter 5 that John took?

5. Where did John go after the Sierra Nevada?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain avalanche-riding. What was John's experience with it?

2. How did John feel about shepherding? How did he deal with his feelings?

3. Explain John's eye injury, and what happened afterward.

4. What were John's geographical movements at the beginning of Chapter 6? What work did he do at this time?

5. What did John do in the days after his first encounter with a bear?

6. Explain John's second encounter with a bear.

7. What did John and his siblings do on the family's land? Why?

8. What did John and his siblings learn about their home? Who tells them?

9. What was the winter like in Yosemite Valley? How did the people and animals deal with the weather?

10. How did John feel about city life?

(see the answer keys)

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