To Build a Fire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part IV.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The protagonist is described in Part I as being “quick and alert in the things of life, but only in the things, and not in” what?
(a) The beauty
(b) The significances
(c) The actions
(d) The lessons

2. The narrator says of the protagonist in Part II, “He was not much given to thinking, and just then particularly he had nothing to think about save that he would eat lunch” where?
(a) In the canyon
(b) By the lake
(c) On the ridge
(d) At the forks

3. According to the narrator in Part I, “It was a clear day, and yet there seemed an intangible” what “over the face of things”?
(a) Pall
(b) Destiny
(c) Cheerfulness
(d) Brightness

4. What is the principle form of conflict faced by the protagonist in To Build a Fire?
(a) Internal conflict
(b) Relational conflict
(c) Manipulation
(d) External conflict

5. What does the protagonist do to help the dog after it falls through the ice in Part II?
(a) Builds a fire
(b) Puts his mittens on the dog
(c) Warms the dog against his bare skin
(d) Helps to remove the ice from its paws

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator claims that the “trouble with him” is that he is without what in Part I?

2. Who had told the protagonist about the dangers of being wet in such cold temperatures?

3. What does the protagonist plan to remove by the fire to dry in Part IV?

4. The narrator states in Part III that “there was no keen” what “between the dog and the man”?

5. What is a literary figure of speech that describes a subject by asserting that it is the same as another otherwise unrelated object?

(see the answer key)

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