Hatchet Quiz Chapters 15 & 16

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Hatchet Quiz Chapters 15 & 16 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Brian knew how many days he has been in the Canadian wilderness by __________.

    • A.

      Making a mark for each day on the stone near the door to his shelter

    • B.

      By dropping rocks into a bag he hung up on a nearby tree

    • C.

      By piling up sticks, one for each day

    • D.

      By his watch that tells the date

    Correct Answer
    A. Making a mark for each day on the stone near the door to his shelter
    Explanation
    Brian knew how many days he has been in the Canadian wilderness by making a mark for each day on the stone near the door to his shelter. This method allowed him to keep track of the passing days and accurately count the number of days he has spent in the wilderness.

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  • 2. 

    Brian knew he couldn't catch the small rabbits or squirrels because they were too fast, but he thought he could hit a ___________ with an arrow or a spear.

    • A.

      Buck

    • B.

      Larger rabbit

    • C.

      Bear

    • D.

      Moose

    Correct Answer
    B. Larger rabbit
    Explanation
    Brian believed that he could successfully hit a larger rabbit with an arrow or a spear because they would be slower and easier to target compared to the small rabbits or squirrels.

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  • 3. 

    Why did Brian get frustrated with the foolbirds? 

    • A.

      Brian thought they tasted terrible after working so hard to catch one.

    • B.

      Brian thought they would taste like chicken, but they didn’t.

    • C.

      Brian could be right beside one and not see it.

    • D.

      Brian thought they were too much trouble for such a small amount of meat.

    Correct Answer
    C. Brian could be right beside one and not see it.
    Explanation
    Brian got frustrated with the foolbirds because he could be right beside one and not see it.

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  • 4. 

    Brian discovered the secret to catching a foolbird was to ____________.

    • A.

      Listen for the chirping sound it made

    • B.

      Look for softness of feathers

    • C.

      Look for the correct brown color of the bird

    • D.

      Look for the pear-shaped body

    Correct Answer
    D. Look for the pear-shaped body
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "look for the pear-shaped body". This suggests that Brian found that foolbirds have a distinct body shape that sets them apart from other birds. By looking for this specific shape, Brian was able to identify and catch foolbirds successfully.

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  • 5. 

    Brian cooked the foolbird by ____________.

    • A.

      Wrapping it in leaves and placing it in the fire

    • B.

      Steaming it on a hot rock

    • C.

      Putting it in a pot mixed with raspberries

    • D.

      Placing it over the fire on a Y-shaped stick

    Correct Answer
    D. Placing it over the fire on a Y-shaped stick
    Explanation
    Brian cooked the foolbird by placing it over the fire on a Y-shaped stick. This method of cooking is commonly known as spit roasting. By placing the bird on a Y-shaped stick and rotating it over the fire, the heat is evenly distributed, ensuring that the bird is cooked thoroughly. This method also allows the fat to drip off the bird, resulting in a delicious and crispy skin.

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  • 6. 

    What does Brian eat? 

    • A.

      Frogs, fish, and birds

    • B.

      Skunk, fish, and squirrels

    • C.

      Fish, foolbirds, and rabbits

    • D.

      Opossums, fish, and worms

    Correct Answer
    C. Fish, foolbirds, and rabbits
    Explanation
    Brian eats fish, foolbirds, and rabbits.

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  • 7. 

    Brian was able to move close to the foolbirds by _____________.

    • A.

      Moving just a little at a time then freezing for a moment

    • B.

      Moving towards it at an angle so that it seemed he was moving off to the side

    • C.

      Sliding on his stomach

    Correct Answer
    B. Moving towards it at an angle so that it seemed he was moving off to the side
    Explanation
    Brian was able to move close to the foolbirds by moving towards them at an angle, creating the illusion that he was moving off to the side. This technique likely helped Brian to avoid startling the foolbirds and allowed him to approach them without causing them to fly away. By moving in this manner, Brian was able to get closer to the foolbirds without alarming them.

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  • 8. 

    While washing the foolbird in the lake, Brian was attacked by a ____________.

    • A.

      Fox

    • B.

      Falcon

    • C.

      Caribou

    • D.

      Moose

    Correct Answer
    D. Moose
    Explanation
    While washing the foolbird in the lake, Brian was attacked by a moose. This suggests that moose are known to be aggressive and territorial, especially during certain times of the year such as mating season or when they feel threatened. It is possible that Brian unknowingly approached the moose's territory or startled it while washing the foolbird, causing the moose to attack in self-defense. Moose are large and powerful animals, so encountering one in close proximity can be dangerous.

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  • 9. 

    Brian escaped the insane animal by ___________.

    • A.

      Playing injured and dead

    • B.

      Yelling and screaming

    • C.

      Shooting it with arrows

    • D.

      Throwing sand in its face

    Correct Answer
    A. Playing injured and dead
    Explanation
    Brian was able to escape the insane animal by pretending to be injured and dead. This strategy allowed him to deceive the animal and make it believe that he was no longer a threat. By playing injured and dead, Brian was able to avoid any further attacks from the animal and ultimately escape safely.

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  • 10. 

    The roaring sound of ______________ awakened Brian.

    • A.

      A tornado

    • B.

      An airplane

    • C.

      A swarm of bees

    • D.

      Two bears fighting

    Correct Answer
    A. A tornado
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a tornado. The roaring sound of a tornado is known to be very loud and can often be heard from a distance. This loud noise would be enough to awaken Brian from his sleep.

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  • 11. 

    Why could Brian not sleep after the storm?

    • A.

      Brian was cold and wet.

    • B.

      The mosquitoes wouldn’t leave Brian alone.

    • C.

      Brian was afraid.

    • D.

      The hail had bruised Brian’s back and it hurt when he laid down.

    Correct Answer
    B. The mosquitoes wouldn’t leave Brian alone.
    Explanation
    Brian could not sleep after the storm because the mosquitoes were constantly bothering him.

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  • 12. 

    Brian lost everything during the storm; however he felt different now than when he first came to this area because now __________.

    • A.

      He was too afraid to sleep

    • B.

      He was tough in the head

    • C.

      He didn't think he would be able to start all over without supplies

    Correct Answer
    B. He was tough in the head
    Explanation
    Despite losing everything during the storm, Brian felt different now because he had developed mental resilience and strength. He had become tough in the head, implying that he had developed a strong mindset and the ability to handle difficult situations. This mental toughness would likely help him face the challenge of starting all over without any supplies.

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  • 13. 

    After the sun came up Brian noticed ____________ was sticking up in the lake.

    • A.

      The airplane

    • B.

      Brian’s bow

    • C.

      A dead moose

    • D.

      The logs from the side of his shelter

    Correct Answer
    A. The airplane
    Explanation
    After the sun came up, Brian noticed the airplane sticking up in the lake.

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  • 14. 

    How did Brian feel about the pilot?

    • A.

      Sad, he wanted him to have rest.

    • B.

      Glad, he was the one at the bottom of the lake instead of Brian.

    Correct Answer
    A. Sad, he wanted him to have rest.
    Explanation
    Brian felt sad about the pilot because he wanted him to have rest. This suggests that Brian cared about the well-being of the pilot and perhaps felt guilty or responsible for the pilot's situation.

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  • 15. 

    Which sequence best describes the order of events in Chapters 15 - 16? 1) The mosquitoes wouldn't leave Brian alone. 2) A tornado torn up Brian's home. 3) Brian was attacked by a moose. 4) Brian spotted the tail of the plane sticking up out of the lake. 5) Brian was able to catch a foolbird.

    • A.

      5, 3, 2, 1, 4

    • B.

      5, 1, 4, 2, 3

    • C.

      5, 1, 2, 4, 3

    • D.

      5, 4, 3, 2, 1

    Correct Answer
    A. 5, 3, 2, 1, 4
  • 16. 

    Come on, he thought, baring his teeth in the darkness-come on. Is that the best you can do? Is that all you can hit me with-a moose and a tornado? Based on this passage from Hatchet one can conclude __________.

    • A.

      Brian wishes he had harder challenges to face

    • B.

      Brian has come across another human he can talk to

    • C.

      Brian will give up and no longer try to live in the wilderness

    • D.

      Brian has the strength to overcome these obstacles

    Correct Answer
    D. Brian has the strength to overcome these obstacles
    Explanation
    Based on the passage, Brian's thoughts of challenging the darkness and questioning if a moose and a tornado are the best obstacles he can face suggest that he believes he has the strength to overcome these obstacles. He is determined and willing to face harder challenges, indicating his resilience and determination to survive in the wilderness.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following statements contains a cause-effect relationship?

    • A.

      Since the fire went out the mosquitoes started pestering Brian.

    • B.

      The insane moose turned and walked away.

    • C.

      The whining sound grew louder and louder as the tornado drew closer to Brian.

    • D.

      Brian could see the tail of the plane sticking out of the lake.

    Correct Answer
    A. Since the fire went out the mosquitoes started pestering Brian.
    Explanation
    The statement "Since the fire went out the mosquitoes started pestering Brian" contains a cause-effect relationship. The cause is the fire going out, and the effect is the mosquitoes starting to pester Brian.

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