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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. Who does Bill say didn’t get a fish when he was handing out dinner in Chapter 1: “The Trail of Meat”?
2. How many cubs does She-Wolf give birth to in Chapter 5: “The Lair”?
3. What is the most prominent object on the sled in Chapter 1: “The Trail of Meat”?
4. What is the second animal that White Fang encounters on his first exploration outside the den in Chapter 7: “The Wall of the World”?
5. The narrator describes in Chapter 1: “The Trail of Meat,” “a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of” what?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the battle with the lynx described in Chapter 8: “The Law of Meat”?
2. What is the setting of Chapter 5: “The Lair”? How many cubs does the She-Wolf have?
3. Where does the She-Wolf go in the end of Chapter 4: “The Battle of the Fangs”? Who accompanies her?
4. To what setting does the narrative shift in Chapter 4: “The Battle of the Fangs”? What action do the wolves take?
5. What is strange about Bill’s feeding of the sled-dogs in Chapter 1: “The Trail of Meat”?
6. What action leads to Bill’s death in Chapter 3: “The Hunger Cry”? How is his death related?
7. What is the setting of Chapter 1: “The Trail of Meat”? Where are the travelers going?
8. What animals attack White Fang on his first venture outside the den in Chapter 7: “The Wall of the World”?
9. What obstacle do the men face in their journey in the beginning of Chapter 3: “The Hunger Cry”?
10. What does Henry do with Lord Alfred in Chapter 3: “The Hunger Cry”? Why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the characters of Bill and Henry in the narrative. What is the objective of these characters? How do Bill and Henry differ? How are they alike? How do Bill and Henry deal with the obstacles they face in Part 1: “The Wild”?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the internal, external, and relational conflicts of White Fang in Part 3: “The Gods of the Wild.” What conflicts does White Fang face when his mother is sent away with Three Eagles? How does Grey Beaver respond? What conflicts does White Fang have with Lip-Lip?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss White Fang as the protagonist of the novel. How common are animals as protagonists in narrative literature? How “humanized” is White Fang as a character? How does Jack London’s portrayal of the wolves compare with other animal-centric novels such as Charlotte’s Web?
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