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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 in Chapter 8: “The Law of Meat” that there are two kinds of life. What are they?

2. For how long does the She-Wolf lay largely immobile after fighting the lynx mother in Chapter 8: “The Law of Meat”?

3. What dog has disappeared in the night after Bill and Henry are first surrounded by the wolves in Chapter 1: “The Trail of Meat”?

4. What trees are described throughout the forest 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. What does Henry do after Bill’s death in Chapter 3: “The Hunger Cry”?

3. What does White Fang discover when he ventures beyond the cave opening in Chapter 7: “The Wall of the World”?

4. What is the setting of Chapter 1: “The Trail of Meat”? Where are the travelers going?

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

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

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

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

9. What causes Bill’s growing anxiety in Chapter 2: “The She-Wolf”? How does he secure the dogs?

10. How is the battle with the lynx described in Chapter 8: “The Law of Meat”?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss White Fang’s conclusions about the “Law of Meat” in the reading. What is the law of meat? How does it apply to humans? How does the “Law of Meat” evolve as White Fang grows older?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss the setting of Fort Yukon and White Fang’s impressions of the city. What does White Fang remark of the white men he sees in Fort Yukon? How are White Fang’s impressions of white men as “superior gods” related to the novel’s themes?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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