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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In literature, what refers to the struggle occurring within a character's mind?
(a) Relational conflict
(b) Internal conflict
(c) Irony
(d) External conflict

2. 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 lessons
(b) The beauty
(c) The significances
(d) The actions

3. What had been the protagonist’s response when the old-timer told him how cold it could get in the country?
(a) He thanked him for the warning
(b) He got angry
(c) He laughed at him
(d) He cried

4. The protagonist shoves the dog in order to make it do what in Part II?
(a) Walk behind him
(b) Howl
(c) Lay down
(d) Walk ahead of him

5. The “dark hair-line” of trail visible in Part I is said to be the main trail that leads south how many miles to the Chilcoot Pass?
(a) 500
(b) 235
(c) 120
(d) 895

6. What type of dog travels with the protagonist?
(a) Newfoundland
(b) German Shepherd
(c) Burmese Mountain Dog
(d) Husky

7. At what pace has the protagonist been making his journey when he looks at his watch at 10:00 a.m. in Part II?
(a) 4 miles per hour
(b) 2 miles per hour
(c) 7 miles per hour
(d) 1 mile per hour

8. The narrator states in Part I, “North and south, as far as his eye could see, it was unbroken” what?
(a) Snowstorms
(b) Rain
(c) Clouds
(d) White

9. The trek that the protagonist takes is expected to last how long?
(a) 14 hours
(b) 9 hours
(c) 2 hours
(d) 5 hours

10. The protagonist anticipates arriving to meet the boys at the campsite by what time in Part I?
(a) 8:30 p.m.
(b) 10:00 p.m.
(c) 3:30 p.m.
(d) 6:00 p.m.

11. The narrator states in Part III that “there was no keen” what “between the dog and the man”?
(a) Reality
(b) Intimacy
(c) Ability
(d) Understanding

12. On top of the ice of the Yukon is how many feet of snow, according to the narrator in Part I?
(a) 8
(b) 3
(c) 6
(d) 2

13. At what time exactly does the protagonist arrive at the forks of the creek in Part II?
(a) 9:00 a.m.
(b) 11:00 a.m.
(c) 12:30 p.m.
(d) 6:30 a.m.

14. The protagonist turns aside from what main trail to climb the high earth-bank to a “dim and little-traveled trail” in Part I?
(a) The Apache Trail
(b) The Arctic Trail
(c) The Yukon trail
(d) The Alaska Trail

15. What does the narrator refer to the protagonist in the story as?
(a) The explorer
(b) The fool
(c) The man
(d) The wanderer

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the dog do when it has ice formed between its toes from falling into the water in Part II?

2. How many inches of snow cover the furrow of the last runners on the old sled-trail in Part II?

3. What color are the protagonist’s beard and moustache?

4. What does the narrator say depresses the dog that travels with the protagonist in Part II?

5. In what year did Jack London die?

(see the answer keys)

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