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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. What wasn't one of the rumors that were abounding at Norton Sound?
2. What did Paulsen begin to think of, against his will?
3. What is the only thing that Gary initially wanted?
4. What leaves no mysteries?
5. What did Gary think he was hallucinating, but wasn't?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does it not seem possible to accomplish and why?
2. How were the dogs strange with Gary?
3. What was Gary worried about in day four?
4. What things didn't make sense about where the deer was?
5. What happened to him as a result?
6. What did Paulsen eat while stuck in the deep cold?
7. What tradition did Storm start, and what did it come to mean?
8. Why did Cookie knowingly take the team over an edge for?
9. Why is Gary unworried about the rumors he hears on the mandatory twenty-four hour layover?
10. What did the 'person' who arrived to help Paulsen look like?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sometimes Paulsen explains that he cannot explain situations, and doubts that he even believes them himself, having lived through them. Research at least three unbelievable tales that actually turned out to be true, and utilize them as justification that Paulsen's experiences actually happened to him, despite their seeming unreal nature.
Essay Topic 2
Paulsen's understanding of his dogs are very controversial due to the nature of his understanding, and the direct comparisons he makes between his dogs and human-like behavior. Decide whether pets are capable of human like emotions or are merely responding with physical stimuli that humans project their emotions upon and support your argument.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the qualities that make a good sled dog. How are these qualities that Paulsen prefers and talks about more often than the dogs that don't possess these qualities? What are the least desirable qualities in a sled dog?
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