Hatchet 1st Half Of Book

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  • 1. 

    When the pilot teaches Brian how to control the plane, it is an example of 

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Irony

    • C.

      Foreshadowing

    Correct Answer
    C. Foreshadowing
    Explanation
    When the pilot teaches Brian how to control the plane, it is an example of foreshadowing. This is because it hints at a future event where Brian will need to use this knowledge to save himself or others in a dangerous situation involving the plane. Foreshadowing is a literary technique used to create suspense and anticipation by giving clues or hints about what will happen later in the story. In this case, the pilot's instruction serves as a subtle indication of a future event involving Brian and the plane.

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  • 2. 

    Brian’s reaction to surviving the plane crash is to 

    • A.

      Fall asleep

    • B.

      Scream for help

    • C.

      Swim back to the plane to save the pilot

    Correct Answer
    A. Fall asleep
    Explanation
    Brian's reaction to surviving the plane crash is to fall asleep. This could be due to the shock and trauma of the crash, causing him to become overwhelmed and exhausted. Falling asleep may also be a way for his body to cope with the stress and protect itself from further emotional and physical strain.

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  • 3. 

    Brian is lucky to have the hatchet which is a gift from 

    • A.

      His father

    • B.

      His mother

    • C.

      The pilot

    Correct Answer
    B. His mother
    Explanation
    The correct answer is his mother. Based on the given information, Brian is lucky to have the hatchet, which implies that he values it greatly. Since the hatchet is a gift, it suggests that someone gave it to him. Among the options provided, the most likely person to give a gift to Brian would be his mother. Therefore, the correct answer is his mother.

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  • 4. 

    Brian discovers that the hatchet is the key, because 

    • A.

      It helps him kill the porcupine

    • B.

      it helps him build a fire

    • C.

      It helps him signal for help

    Correct Answer
    B. it helps him build a fire
    Explanation
    Brian discovers that the hatchet is the key because it helps him build a fire. This is evident from the given options where killing the porcupine and signaling for help are not mentioned as ways in which the hatchet is helpful. Building a fire is crucial for survival in the wilderness as it provides warmth, protection, and a means to cook food. Therefore, the hatchet's ability to help Brian build a fire becomes the key to his survival.

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  • 5. 

    The first food Brian discovers is 

    • A.

      Gut cherries

    • B.

      Fish

    • C.

      Birds

    Correct Answer
    A. Gut cherries
  • 6. 

    What was "the secret" to which Brian's thoughts often wander?

    • A.

      That his mother is seeing another man

    • B.

      That his father is seeing another woman

    • C.

      That Brian wants to run away from home

    Correct Answer
    A. That his mother is seeing another man
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Brian's thoughts often wander to the secret that his mother is seeing another man. This suggests that Brian is preoccupied with the idea of his mother being involved with someone else, which could potentially be causing him distress or concern. It implies that this secret is something that occupies his mind frequently and is of great significance to him.

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  • 7. 

    Why does Brian suddenly realize that he may be out there in the woods for longer than he had anticipated?

    • A.

      No one knew he was taking a trip

    • B.

      There are no cities nearby

    • C.

      He had bumped the wheel of the plane during the ride, changing the course

    Correct Answer
    C. He had bumped the wheel of the plane during the ride, changing the course
    Explanation
    Brian suddenly realizes that he may be out in the woods for longer than he had anticipated because he had bumped the wheel of the plane during the ride, which caused a change in the course. This suggests that the plane may have veered off its intended path, leading Brian to a different location than he had planned. As a result, he may now be farther away from civilization and it may take him longer to find his way back or be rescued.

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  • 8. 

    Where did Brain decide was the best place to land the plane?

    • A.

      In a field

    • B.

      On a lake

    • C.

      On a mountain

    Correct Answer
    B. On a lake
    Explanation
    Brain decided that the best place to land the plane was on a lake. This decision may have been based on several factors. Landing on a lake provides a larger and more open space compared to a field or a mountain, reducing the risk of crashing into obstacles. Additionally, water can act as a cushion, absorbing some of the impact and potentially minimizing damage to the plane and its occupants. Landing on a lake also increases the chances of rescue and survival, as it allows for easier access by emergency responders and potential evacuation by boat.

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  • 9. 

    What kind of animal hurt Brian?

    • A.

      A wolf

    • B.

      A bear

    • C.

      A porcupine

    Correct Answer
    C. A porcupine
    Explanation
    Brian was hurt by a porcupine because porcupines have sharp quills on their bodies that they use for defense. If Brian encountered a porcupine and got too close, the porcupine may have felt threatened and used its quills to protect itself, causing injury to Brian. Wolves and bears are also capable of causing harm, but in this case, the correct answer is a porcupine.

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  • 10. 

    What is the conflict for Hatchet?

    • A.

      Man vs . Nature

    • B.

      Man vs. Man

    • C.

      Man vs. Society

    Correct Answer
    A. Man vs . Nature
    Explanation
    The conflict in the book "Hatchet" is Man vs. Nature. This means that the main character, Brian, is struggling to survive in the wilderness after a plane crash. He must face the harsh elements, find food and shelter, and overcome various natural obstacles in order to stay alive. This conflict drives the plot of the story and creates tension as Brian battles against the unforgiving forces of nature.

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  • 11. 

     What is the best summary so far for Hatchet?

    • A.

      Brian finds out that his mom is dating while he’s going to Canada to visit his dad. Along the way the pilot dies.

    • B.

      Brian went to Canada to visit his dad. Along the way the pilot dies. Now he is stuck in the wilderness.

    • C.

      Brian gets attacked by a moose and he almost breaks his ribs. Then a tornado comes and he sees the dead moose.

    Correct Answer
    B. Brian went to Canada to visit his dad. Along the way the pilot dies. Now he is stuck in the wilderness.
    Explanation
    Brian goes to Canada to visit his dad, but during the journey, the pilot dies, leaving Brian stranded in the wilderness.

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  • 12. 

    What could be a simile for Hatchet?

    • A.

      Brian was as brave as a bald eagle

    • B.

      Brian is as noisy as a elephant

    • C.

      Brian was as bad as a snake

    Correct Answer
    A. Brian was as brave as a bald eagle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Brian was as brave as a bald eagle." This simile compares Brian's bravery to that of a bald eagle, emphasizing his courage and strength. Bald eagles are known for their fearlessness and ability to soar high in the sky, so the simile suggests that Brian is equally fearless and resilient.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the antagonist in Hatchet?

    • A.

      All the animals and nature

    • B.

      The bear

    • C.

      The pilot

    Correct Answer
    A. All the animals and nature
    Explanation
    In the book "Hatchet," the protagonist, Brian, is stranded in the wilderness after a plane crash. Throughout his ordeal, he faces numerous challenges and dangers posed by the natural environment and the animals inhabiting it. These obstacles, such as encounters with wild animals and the struggle to find food and shelter, serve as the primary antagonistic forces in the story. Therefore, the correct answer is "All the animals and nature."

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  • 14. 

    When Brian swam out of the plane how did he react?

    • A.

      He was angry

    • B.

      He was in a good mood

    • C.

      He threw up

    Correct Answer
    C. He threw up
    Explanation
    When Brian swam out of the plane, his reaction was to throw up. This suggests that he experienced motion sickness or was overwhelmed by the situation, causing him to vomit.

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  • 15. 

    What was the setting for Hatchet?

    • A.

      City in the winter

    • B.

      Camping in the fall

    • C.

      Wilderness in the summer

    Correct Answer
    C. Wilderness in the summer
    Explanation
    The setting for Hatchet is in the wilderness during the summer. This is evident from the context of the story, as the main character, Brian, is stranded in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash and must survive on his own. The author describes the lush greenery, warm weather, and abundance of wildlife that Brian encounters, all characteristic of a summer setting in the wilderness.

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  • 16. 

    How did the pilot die in the beginning of Hatchet?

    • A.

      Seizure

    • B.

      Heart attack

    • C.

      Bleeding

    Correct Answer
    B. Heart attack
    Explanation
    In the beginning of the book Hatchet, the pilot dies from a heart attack. This sudden and unexpected medical event caused the pilot to lose control of the plane, leading to the crash that left the main character stranded in the wilderness. The heart attack is significant because it sets the stage for the protagonist's survival story and the challenges he will face alone in the wilderness.

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  • 17. 

    What did Brian use as his material to start the fire?

    • A.

      Birch bark

    • B.

      Moss

    • C.

      Dry sticks

    Correct Answer
    A. Birch bark
    Explanation
    Brian used birch bark as his material to start the fire. Birch bark is known for its flammable properties and is commonly used as a firestarter in outdoor settings. It contains natural oils that make it highly combustible, allowing it to catch fire easily and sustain a flame. Additionally, birch bark is readily available in the wilderness and can be easily peeled off the tree, making it a convenient choice for starting a fire in survival situations.

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  • 18. 

    What did Brian refer to as his "hungry friend"?

    • A.

      The bear

    • B.

      Fire

    • C.

      Terry

    Correct Answer
    B. Fire
    Explanation
    Brian referred to fire as his "hungry friend" because fire consumes fuel to sustain itself. It needs to be fed with wood, paper, or other combustible materials in order to keep burning. This metaphorical description highlights the voracious nature of fire, as it devours anything in its path.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following is NOT a theme in Hatchet?

    • A.

      The power of positive thinking

    • B.

      Man's relationship with nature

    • C.

      People who cheat in life never get ahead

    Correct Answer
    C. People who cheat in life never get ahead
    Explanation
    The theme of "People who cheat in life never get ahead" is not present in the book Hatchet. The story primarily focuses on themes such as the power of positive thinking, as the protagonist Brian uses his mental strength to survive in the wilderness, and man's relationship with nature, as Brian learns to adapt and respect the natural world around him. However, the idea of cheating and its consequences is not explored in the book, making it the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following could be considered a symbol in the book?

    • A.

      The hatchet

    • B.

      The broken watch

    • C.

      The $20 bill

    Correct Answer
    A. The hatchet
    Explanation
    In the book, the hatchet could be considered a symbol. A symbol is an object that represents or stands for something else, often conveying deeper meanings or themes. The hatchet in the book could symbolize survival, as it is the main tool that the protagonist uses to navigate and survive in the wilderness. It could also symbolize independence and self-reliance, as the protagonist learns to rely on himself and the hatchet to overcome challenges and overcome adversity.

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