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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Ike is at his hunting stand-alone, he hears a gunshot and knows that ______________ has been shot.
(a) Old Ben.
(b) A buck.
(c) A rabbit.
(d) A doe.

2. Which of the following does not describe Ike's feelings when he compares himself to the timeless woods?
(a) Eager.
(b) Masterful.
(c) Fragile.
(d) Humble.

3. The day Old Ben is killed started with _______________.
(a) Rain.
(b) Whiskey.
(c) Eggs.
(d) Snow.

4. What is one of the reasons Ike thinks Sam must be glad his life is almost over?
(a) He was just too tired all the time.
(b) He had no more family still alive.
(c) He was really sick.
(d) He was sad about the state of the world.

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

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

7. Ike feels that Sam is a _____________.
(a) Nuisance.
(b) Prince.
(c) God.
(d) Duke.

8. Which of the following does not go on the narrator's first hunting trip?
(a) Major deSpain.
(b) Cousin McCaslin.
(c) General Compson.
(d) Edgar MacKenzie.

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

10. What does Ike see when he looks up from pondering the ground around him?
(a) Old Ben.
(b) A doe.
(c) An Indian tracker.
(d) The sky.

11. What has Ike killed?
(a) A buck.
(b) Many rabbits.
(c) Many birds.
(d) A doe.

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

13. Which of the men develops a liking for Lion when the next November hunting trip comes around?
(a) Major deSpain.
(b) Boon.
(c) General Compson.
(d) Ash.

14. In what month of the following year does the group return to the camp?
(a) June.
(b) May.
(c) April.
(d) July.

15. Who is the man that kills Old Ben?
(a) Buck.
(b) Bubba.
(c) Boomer.
(d) Boon.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is the narrator of the story?

2. What is missing from camp when Ike is 14?

3. Who is the cook on the hunting trip?

4. How many times is Old Ben spotted that first day of that hunting season?

5. Which one of the men finds the dead colt?

(see the answer keys)

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