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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The protagonist is bound for an old claim on the left fork of what in To Build a Fire?
(a) Henderson Creek
(b) Alberts Creek
(c) Indian Creek
(d) Johnson Creek

2. After departing from eating his lunch, the protagonist travels along which body of water?
(a) Boulder Creek
(b) Henderson Creek
(c) Tenaya Creek
(d) Sulphur Creek

3. Which word from Part III refers to something that threatens to cause evil, harm or injury?
(a) Apathetic
(b) Menacing
(c) Apprehension
(d) Manipulation

4. When the protagonist reaches Henderson Creek in Part II, he knows he is how far from the forks?
(a) 2 miles
(b) 10 miles
(c) 4 miles
(d) 17 miles

5. 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) At the forks
(c) On the ridge
(d) By the lake

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

7. 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 cried
(d) He laughed at him

8. What color are the protagonist’s beard and moustache?
(a) Red
(b) Black
(c) Blonde
(d) White

9. 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) Cheerfulness
(b) Pall
(c) Brightness
(d) Destiny

10. The narrator states in Part I that the protagonist is used to the lack of what?
(a) Stars
(b) Warmth
(c) Sun
(d) Birds

11. Where was Jack London born?
(a) Los Angeles, California
(b) Arcata, California
(c) Oakland, California
(d) San Francisco, California

12. What refers to an obstacle located outside the protagonist, including nature, the supernatural, or society?
(a) Relational conflict
(b) Internal conflict
(c) External conflict
(d) Manipulation

13. What location is 1,000 miles north along the “dark hair-line” of the main trail visible in Part I?
(a) Inuvik
(b) Nulato
(c) Whitehorse
(d) Beaver Creek

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

15. What does the protagonist do after finishing his lunch in Part III?
(a) Drinks some whiskey
(b) Lights a pipe
(c) Watches the clouds
(d) Takes a nap

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator refer to the protagonist in the story as?

2. What word refers to “a newcomer to the land” in Part I?

3. Which word from Part III means anticipation of adversity or misfortune?

4. On top of the ice of the Yukon is how many feet of snow, according to the narrator in Part I?

5. When was Jack London born?

(see the answer keys)

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