Hatchet: A Survival Novel By Gary Paulsen! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Brian was hunting for ____________ to eat.

    • A.

      Wild greens

    • B.

      Rabbits

    • C.

      Foolbirds

    • D.

      Squirrel

    Correct Answer
    C. Foolbirds
    Explanation
    Brian was hunting for foolbirds to eat because they are a type of game bird that is commonly hunted for their meat. Foolbirds are known for their delicious and tender meat, making them a popular choice among hunters and food enthusiasts.

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  • 2. 

    While he was hunting Brian sensed an animal nearby. It was a ____________.

    • A.

      Bobcat

    • B.

      Raccoon

    • C.

      Fox

    • D.

      Wolf

    Correct Answer
    D. Wolf
    Explanation
    While hunting, Brian detected an animal in close proximity. Given the options provided, a wolf is the most likely choice. Wolves are known to inhabit hunting grounds and their presence can be sensed due to their distinct scent and howls. Additionally, wolves are skilled hunters themselves, making them a plausible animal to encounter while hunting.

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  • 3. 

    The plane had crashed ____________ days before.

    • A.

      35

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      47

    Correct Answer
    D. 47
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 47 because it indicates the number of days that had passed before the plane crash occurred.

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  • 4. 

    When the plane turns around and leaves Brian, he wishes to die. Brian even ____________.

    • A.

      Tries to drown himself in the lake

    • B.

      Cuts himself with the hatchet

    • C.

      Jumps off the ledge above his shelter

    • D.

      Wrestles with a bear

    Correct Answer
    B. Cuts himself with the hatchet
    Explanation
    When the plane turns around and leaves Brian, he is overwhelmed with despair and wishes to escape his dire situation. In a moment of desperation, he resorts to cutting himself with the hatchet. This action reflects his extreme emotional state and his desire to find an outlet for his pain.

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  • 5. 

    When Brian first began to use the bow and arrows he could not catch fish because _______________.

    • A.

      Brian’s arrows were not sharp enough to pierce the skin of the fish

    • B.

      Brian was not fast enough to hit the fish and they swam away

    • C.

      The water bent the light making the fish look like they were in a different place than where they really were

    • D.

      The fish stayed in the deep water and Brian could not get close enough to catch them

    Correct Answer
    C. The water bent the light making the fish look like they were in a different place than where they really were
    Explanation
    Brian first began to use the bow and arrows, he could not catch fish because the water bent the light, causing the fish to appear in a different place than their actual location. This optical illusion made it difficult for Brian to accurately aim and hit the fish with his arrows.

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  • 6. 

    On Brian's first feast day he ate ______________.

    • A.

      Fish

    • B.

      Foolbirds

    • C.

      Rabbit

    • D.

      Opossum

    Correct Answer
    A. Fish
    Explanation
    Brian's first feast day consisted of eating fish.

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  • 7. 

    A skunk came into Brian's shelter looking for ___________.

    • A.

      Fish

    • B.

      A place to get out of the rain

    • C.

      The turtle eggs

    • D.

      Warmth

    Correct Answer
    C. The turtle eggs
    Explanation
    A skunk came into Brian's shelter looking for the turtle eggs. Skunks are known to have a diet that includes eggs, and turtle eggs are a common food source for them. Therefore, it is likely that the skunk entered Brian's shelter in search of these eggs as a source of food.

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  • 8. 

    The day after the skunk took Brian's eggs, he _______________.

    • A.

      Moved to a new location

    • B.

      Rebuilt his shelter

    • C.

      Decided to keep a bright fire at all times

    • D.

      Kept his hatchet close at hand for fighting off animals

    Correct Answer
    B. Rebuilt his shelter
    Explanation
    After the skunk took Brian's eggs, he would have felt vulnerable and exposed without a proper shelter. Therefore, it would make sense for him to rebuild his shelter to protect himself and his remaining belongings from any future threats or intruders.

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  • 9. 

    Brian took four baths a day _______________.

    • A.

      Because he was itchy from all the bug bites

    • B.

      To get rid of the skunk odor

    • C.

      To cool off during the heat wave

    Correct Answer
    B. To get rid of the skunk odor
    Explanation
    Brian took four baths a day to get rid of the skunk odor. This suggests that Brian was experiencing a strong and unpleasant smell due to a skunk encounter or incident. Taking multiple baths would help him to cleanse his body and remove the skunk odor from his skin.

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  • 10. 

    Brian decided to store the food he caught _______________.

    • A.

      On the ledge above his shelter

    • B.

      Tied in his jacket and hung up in the tall trees

    • C.

      Buried in the sand under his sleeping mat

    • D.

      In a bowl-shaped rock

    Correct Answer
    A. On the ledge above his shelter
    Explanation
    Brian decided to store the food he caught on the ledge above his shelter because it would be a safe and secure location. Storing the food on the ledge would protect it from animals that may try to steal it, such as rodents or birds. Additionally, keeping the food elevated would prevent it from getting wet or damaged by any potential rain or flooding. Storing it on the ledge would also make it easily accessible for Brian to retrieve when he needed it.

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  • 11. 

    Brian fashioned a ladder from ____________.

    • A.

      Grapevines

    • B.

      A dead pine

    • C.

      The wing of the airplane

    Correct Answer
    B. A dead pine
    Explanation
    Brian created a ladder using a dead pine.

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  • 12. 

    How does Brian store his fish?

    • A.

      Brian tied the fish with one of his shoelaces and hung them in a tree.

    • B.

      Brian wove a basket from small branches and placed it at the edge of the lake.

    • C.

      Brian put the fish on his storage shelf.

    • D.

      Brian built a holding pen out of rocks at the edge of the lake.

    Correct Answer
    D. Brian built a holding pen out of rocks at the edge of the lake.
  • 13. 

    What is the main conflict of Hatchet and how is it resolved?

    • A.

      Brian is sprayed by a skunk and must take four baths a day to get rid of the smell.

    • B.

      Brian is alone in the wilderness and must learn how to take care of himself.

    • C.

      Brian is angry with his mother over the secret and his mother tells her boyfriend to go away.

    • D.

      Brian and Terry get lost and they must find their way home.

    Correct Answer
    B. Brian is alone in the wilderness and must learn how to take care of himself.
    Explanation
    In the novel "Hatchet", the main conflict revolves around Brian being stranded alone in the wilderness after a plane crash. He must learn how to survive and take care of himself in this unfamiliar and harsh environment. This conflict is resolved as Brian gradually learns essential survival skills, overcomes various challenges, and ultimately manages to be rescued and return home.

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