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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What refers to an incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result?
(a) Metaphor
(b) Irony
(c) External conflict
(d) Symbol

2. What causes the “traps” that are along the protagonist’s path in Part II?
(a) Springs
(b) The sun
(c) Rocks
(d) Branches

3. What is contained in the biscuits that the protagonist carries with him for lunch?
(a) Blueberries
(b) Salmon
(c) Bacon
(d) Salmonberries

4. 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) 120
(b) 235
(c) 500
(d) 895

5. “The boys” had come over across the divide from what country, according to the narrator in Part I?
(a) Alberts Creek country
(b) Henderson Creek country
(c) Johnson Creek country
(d) Indian Creek country

6. The protagonist had been out in how many cold snaps before, according to the narrator in Part II?
(a) 2
(b) 11
(c) 8
(d) 5

7. What refers to the condition in which core temperature drops below the required temperature for normal metabolism and body functions?
(a) Asphyxiation
(b) Insomnia
(c) Thermoregulation
(d) Hypothermia

8. Jack London's mother was the fifth and youngest child of what Pennsylvania Canal builder?
(a) Albert Thompson
(b) Marshall Wellman
(c) Roger Stevens
(d) Jackson Wright

9. After departing from his lunch break, the protagonist sees no signs of springs for how long?
(a) 10 minutes
(b) 1 hours
(c) 3 hours
(d) 30 minutes

10. In what year did Jack London die?
(a) 1957
(b) 1916
(c) 1969
(d) 1944

11. According to the narrator in Part II, no man had come up or down the silent creek that the protagonist travels on in how long?
(a) Two days
(b) 3 weeks
(c) 1 week
(d) A month

12. 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 Yukon trail
(b) The Arctic Trail
(c) The Apache Trail
(d) The Alaska Trail

13. The “dark hair-line” of trail visible in Part I is said to be the main trail that leads north 70 miles to what location?
(a) Anchorage
(b) Moosejaw
(c) Fairbanks
(d) Dawson

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

15. The protagonist steps through the ice and wets himself how high in Part IV?
(a) To the waist
(b) To the elbows
(c) Halfway up the thighs
(d) Halfway to the knees

Short Answer Questions

1. When the protagonist gets up to leave after his lunch, he takes the creek trail in which direction in Part III?

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

3. What is the ability of an organism to keep its body temperature within certain boundaries, even when the surrounding temperature is very different?

4. What is the temperature, according to the narrator in Part II?

5. In literature, what refers to the struggle occurring within a character's mind?

(see the answer keys)

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