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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what month do the men go on their annual trips to hunt Old Ben?
(a) October.
(b) November.
(c) March.
(d) January.

2. What color eyes does the dog have?
(a) Brown.
(b) Grey.
(c) Yellow.
(d) Blue.

3. Which of the following does Ike not recall about his first hunting trip?
(a) Bad food.
(b) A snowstorm.
(c) Practicing to aim his gun.
(d) Rough sheets.

4. Which one of the men finds the dead colt?
(a) Major deSpain.
(b) Ike.
(c) General Compson.
(d) Sam.

5. Ike feels that Boon is a _______________.
(a) Commoner.
(b) Trustworthy person.
(c) Religious zealot.
(d) Hard worker.

6. What is the name of the dog Sam is training?
(a) Duke.
(b) Max.
(c) Lion.
(d) Buck.

7. With what has Ike become familiar during his time as a woodsman?
(a) Loneliness.
(b) Runaway slaves.
(c) Indian trackers.
(d) Bear prints.

8. What is the dog's color compared to?
(a) A blued gun barrel.
(b) A chestnut.
(c) Tar.
(d) Snow.

9. What is the bear's name in THE BEAR?
(a) Old Ben.
(b) Teddy.
(c) Smokey.
(d) Bruno.

10. What is another reason Ike thinks Sam must be glad his life is almost over?
(a) He had lost an arm in the war.
(b) He had to be a Negro for seventy years.
(c) He was in pain all the time.
(d) He had been a slave all his life.

11. How many times is Old Ben spotted that first day of that hunting season?
(a) 1.
(b) 0.
(c) 4.
(d) 2.

12. The following November, who shoots at Old Ben and draws blood?
(a) Dam.
(b) Ike.
(c) General Compson.
(d) Major deSpain.

13. What is missing from camp when Ike is 14?
(a) Tobacco.
(b) A gun.
(c) A colt.
(d) Food.

14. How old is Buck in Ike in Chapter 2?
(a) 25.
(b) 13.
(c) 21.
(d) 18.

15. The wild dog is part mastiff and part _____________.
(a) Collie.
(b) Spaniel.
(c) Terrier.
(d) Airedale.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ike do when he becomes lost in the wilderness?

2. Many years later, Ike thinks that Sam must have been glad about what?

3. Who is the mentor to the narrator?

4. After inspecting the tracks, what does General Compson think got the colt?

5. What does Ike see when he looks up from pondering the ground around him?

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