To Build A Fire By Jack London

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  • 1. 
    In what current state does the story take place? 
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      North Dakota

    • C. 

      The Yukon

    • D. 

      Alaska


  • 2. 
    What is the man's name? 
    • A. 

      We never find out

    • B. 

      Jack

    • C. 

      Teddy

    • D. 

      Manny


  • 3. 
     What is the name for a "newcomer in the land"? 
    • A. 

      Chechaquo

    • B. 

      Debutante

    • C. 

      Ingenue

    • D. 

      Outsider


  • 4. 
    At what temperature does the old-timer tell the man is it dangerous to travel alone? 
    • A. 

      Thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit

    • B. 

      Zero degrees Fahrenheit

    • C. 

      Seventy degrees Fahrenheit below zero

    • D. 

      Fifty degrees Fahrenheit below zero


  • 5. 
    What kind of dog travels with the man? 
    • A. 

      A hound

    • B. 

      A husky

    • C. 

      An English Cocker Spaniel

    • D. 

      A wolf


  • 6. 
     Where is the man meeting "the boys"? 
    • A. 

      Anchorage

    • B. 

      Nome

    • C. 

      Iditarod

    • D. 

      Henderson Creek


  • 7. 
    What is the man not "quick and alert" in, according to London? 
    • A. 

      The passions of life

    • B. 

      The things of life

    • C. 

      The heartaches of life

    • D. 

      The significances of life


  • 8. 
    The man first worries about frostbite for which body parts? 
    • A. 

      Ears

    • B. 

      Lips

    • C. 

      Fingers

    • D. 

      Nose and cheekbones


  • 9. 
    Why is the man's beard colored amber? 
    • A. 

      Because his rum has run into it

    • B. 

      Because his food has run into it

    • C. 

      Because his tobacco has run into it

    • D. 

      It is the natural color


  • 10. 
    What does the man wish he had brought for his cheeks? 
    • A. 

      Fur

    • B. 

      Hot oil

    • C. 

      A nose strap

    • D. 

      A scarf


  • 11. 
     What is the man fearful of as he walks along the trail? 
    • A. 

      Wet snow

    • B. 

      Hidden springs

    • C. 

      Bears

    • D. 

      Moose


  • 12. 
     What does the dog do when it wets its feet and legs? 
    • A. 

      It burrows into the snow

    • B. 

      It bites at the ice between its toes

    • C. 

      It builds a fire

    • D. 

      It whines


  • 13. 
    What does the man frequently do with his hands to warm them up? 
    • A. 

      He builds a fire

    • B. 

      He blows on them

    • C. 

      He rubs them against the dog's fur

    • D. 

      He beats them against his legs


  • 14. 
    Where is the old-timer from? 
    • A. 

      Sulphur Creek

    • B. 

      Michigan

    • C. 

      North Dakota

    • D. 

      Henderson Creek


  • 15. 
    What condescending word does the man first use for the old-timer when thinking about him? 
    • A. 

      "Weak"

    • B. 

      "Hardy"

    • C. 

      "Feminine"

    • D. 

      "Womanish"


  • 16. 
    How, according to London, does the dog know about the danger of the cold? 
    • A. 

      It has inherited knowledge of the cold

    • B. 

      It has lived in the cold for years

    • C. 

      It has studied the land

    • D. 

      It has learned from the man


  • 17. 
    What two words does London use in describing both accidents? 
    • A. 

      "It came"

    • B. 

      "It went"

    • C. 

      It happened

    • D. 

      It occurred


  • 18. 
    Where does the man get wet up to? 
    • A. 

      His feet

    • B. 

      His knees

    • C. 

      His chest

    • D. 

      His waist


  • 19. 
    Why is the man initially angry about wetting himself? 
    • A. 

      He hates water

    • B. 

      He fears frostbite

    • C. 

      He wanted to prove he could handle the Yukon on his own

    • D. 

      It will delay him


  • 20. 
    What can the reader view the story's title as? 
    • A. 

      An imperative

    • B. 

      A poetic phrase

    • C. 

      A grammar lesson on infinitives

    • D. 

      An instruction manual


  • 21. 
    How does London describe the second accident? 
    • A. 

      As an "error

    • B. 

      As a "mistake

    • C. 

      As a "problem

    • D. 

      As the man's "fault"


  • 22. 
    How does London describe the tree's avalanche? 
    • A. 

      As a "process"

    • B. 

      As a "projection"

    • C. 

      As a "series of links"

    • D. 

      As a "series of causes"


  • 23. 
    How many matches does the man light at once? 
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      Seventy

    • C. 

      Fifty

    • D. 

      Ten


  • 24. 
     Why does the man drop the matches? 
    • A. 

      He sees they are burning his flesh

    • B. 

      He is afraid of using them all up

    • C. 

      He feels they are burning his flesh

    • D. 

      He does not need them any more


  • 25. 
    Why does the second fire go out? 
    • A. 

      The man snuffs it out as he tries to protect it from a piece of moss

    • B. 

      The man gets it wet

    • C. 

      The snow falls on it again

    • D. 

      The dog runs over it


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