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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. White Fang discovers and devours a nest of what birds on his first foray from the den in Chapter 7: “The Wall of the World”?

2. What animal does One-Eye and She-Wolf catch outside of the Indian settlement in Chapter 4: “The Battle of the Fangs”?

3. Of what dog does Henry say in Chapter 2: “The She-Wolf,” “He can gnaw through leather as clean as a knife an’ jes’ about half as quick”?

4. What is the trail that Bill and Henry are traveling on referred to as in Chapter 1: “The Trail of Meat”?

5. What color are White Fang’s siblings when he is still a cub in Chapter 6: “The Grey Cub”?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does White Fang illustrate the theme of nature versus nurture?

2. To what setting does the narrative shift in Chapter 4: “The Battle of the Fangs”? What action do the wolves take?

3. What is the setting of Chapter 5: “The Lair”? How many cubs does the She-Wolf have?

4. What does Henry do after Bill’s death in Chapter 3: “The Hunger Cry”?

5. What obstacles do the characters face in defending themselves in Chapter 2: “The She-Wolf”?

6. What animals attack White Fang on his first venture outside the den in Chapter 7: “The Wall of the World”?

7. How is the theme of survival of the fittest illustrated in White Fang?

8. What is strange about Bill’s feeding of the sled-dogs in Chapter 1: “The Trail of Meat”?

9. How does the narrator define the “law of meat” in Chapter 8: “The Law of Meat”?

10. How is Henry saved from peril at the end of Chapter 3: “The Hunger Cry”? What does he relate of his travails?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and analyze the character of Beauty Smith the imagery and symbolism in Part 4: “The Superior Gods.” How does the narrator describe Beauty Smith’s appearance? How is his demeanor illustrated? What relationship does Beauty Smith form with White Fang?

Essay Topic 2

Define “motif” in literature and in describe examples of motif and symbolism in Chapter 6: “The Grey Cub.” What is symbolized by White Fang’s resemblance to his father? How do the motifs of famine and death relate to the chapter? How do these motifs and symbols reiterate the novel’s themes?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the characters of Kloo-Kooch and Mit-sah in the novel. What is White Fang’s relationship with each? How does his relationship with these characters differ from his relationship to Grey Beaver? Why?

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