Hatchet Quiz Chapters 7 & 8

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Hatchet Quiz Chapters 7 & 8 - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1. Brian woke in the middle of the night ___________.

    • A.

      When an opossum climbed over him

    • B.

      With a terrible stomach ache

    • C.

      When he had a nightmare

    • D.

      After hearing a plane

    Correct Answer
    B. With a terrible stomach ache
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "with a terrible stomach ache". This means that Brian woke up in the middle of the night because he was experiencing a severe pain or discomfort in his stomach.

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  • 2. 

    What caused Brian to get sick?

    • A.

      Brian was sunburned.

    • B.

      Brian vomited because of the pain from the cut on his leg.

    • C.

      Brian ate too many berries.

    • D.

      Brian had a cold.

    Correct Answer
    C. Brian ate too many berries.
    Explanation
    Brian got sick because he ate too many berries. Overeating berries can lead to stomach discomfort, nausea, and vomiting.

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  • 3. 

    When Brian was unable to sleep, he kept thinking about __________.

    • A.

      His father's boat

    • B.

      What he and Terry had done last summer

    • C.

      What he could eat at home

    • D.

      His mother's affair

    Correct Answer
    D. His mother's affair
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Brian's inability to sleep is caused by his thoughts about his mother's affair. This implies that the affair is causing emotional distress or turmoil for Brian, leading to sleeplessness as he dwells on the situation.

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  • 4. 

    To keep from getting sick again, Brian _____________.

    • A.

      Went fishing

    • B.

      Decided he must find a different food to eat

    • C.

      Decided to eat only the ripest gut cherries

    • D.

      Decided to eat nuts

    Correct Answer
    C. Decided to eat only the ripest gut cherries
    Explanation
    Brian decided to eat only the ripest gut cherries in order to prevent himself from getting sick again.

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  • 5. 

    Passing by the gut cherries, Brian found ______________ to eat.

    • A.

      Greens

    • B.

      Raspberries

    • C.

      Eggs

    • D.

      Mushrooms

    Correct Answer
    B. Raspberries
    Explanation
    Brian found raspberries to eat while passing by the gut cherries.

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  • 6. 

    Brian saw a bear ___________.

    • A.

      Inside his shelter

    • B.

      By the lake near his shelter

    • C.

      In the woods

    • D.

      In the berry patch

    Correct Answer
    D. In the berry patch
    Explanation
    Brian saw a bear in the berry patch.

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  • 7. 

    One delightful treat was _____________.

    • A.

      The rain keeping the mosquitoes from coming out at dusk

    • B.

      Drinking the syrup from the raspberries

    • C.

      Finding a spear shaped limb

    • D.

      Walking in the rain

    Correct Answer
    B. Drinking the syrup from the raspberries
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that drinking the syrup from the raspberries was a delightful treat. This implies that the syrup was sweet and enjoyable, providing a pleasurable experience.

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  • 8. 

    _____________ hurt Brian.

    • A.

      A porcupine

    • B.

      A bear

    • C.

      A bobcat

    • D.

      A wolf

    Correct Answer
    A. A porcupine
    Explanation
    A porcupine hurt Brian. Porcupines have sharp quills that they use for self-defense. If Brian accidentally got too close to a porcupine or tried to touch it, the porcupine would have instinctively raised its quills and possibly jabbed Brian, causing him pain and injury.

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  • 9. 

    Before the animal attacked, Brian was awakened by ______________.

    • A.

      The movement

    • B.

      The noise

    • C.

      The smell

    • D.

      The scratching

    Correct Answer
    C. The smell
    Explanation
    Brian was awakened by the smell before the animal attacked. This suggests that the animal had a distinct odor that alerted Brian to its presence. The smell was likely strong enough to wake him up and serve as a warning sign before any physical contact or noise occurred.

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  • 10. 

    What happened in Brian’s dream?

    • A.

      Brian’s mother and dad got married.

    • B.

      Terry showed Brian how to build a fire.

    • C.

      Brian fought wild animals.

    • D.

      Terry and Brian went swimming at the pool.

    Correct Answer
    B. Terry showed Brian how to build a fire.
    Explanation
    In Brian's dream, Terry showed him how to build a fire. This suggests that Brian may have a desire to learn survival skills or have a fascination with fire. It could also symbolize Terry's role as a mentor or guide in Brian's life. The dream may reflect Brian's need for guidance and support in learning new skills or facing challenges.

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  • 11. 

    How will Brian make a fire?

    • A.

      By rubbing two sticks together

    • B.

      By using the sparks from the hatchet

    • C.

      With a match

    • D.

      With a magnifying glass

    Correct Answer
    B. By using the sparks from the hatchet
    Explanation
    Brian will make a fire by using the sparks from the hatchet. This implies that Brian will strike the hatchet against a hard surface, causing sparks to fly, and then use those sparks to ignite the fire.

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  • 12. 

    Brian chipped his hatchet while ____________.

    • A.

      Catching a fish

    • B.

      Hitting a tree

    • C.

      Throwing it at a porcupine

    • D.

      Fighting a bear

    Correct Answer
    C. Throwing it at a porcupine
    Explanation
    Brian chipped his hatchet while throwing it at a porcupine. This suggests that the force of impact with the porcupine caused damage to the hatchet, resulting in a chip.

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  • 13. 

    A good title for Chapter 7 could be . . .

    • A.

      Raspberries

    • B.

      The Deer

    • C.

      Swimming

    • D.

      Down by the Lake

    Correct Answer
    A. Raspberries
    Explanation
    The most suitable title for Chapter 7 could be "Raspberries." This suggests that the chapter may focus on or involve raspberries in some way. It could be about picking raspberries, a story set in a raspberry farm, or a recipe using raspberries. The title gives a clear indication of the main theme or subject of the chapter.

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  • 14. 

    A good title for Chapter 8 could be . . .

    • A.

      The Land of Plenty

    • B.

      A Strange Visitor

    • C.

      Getting Sick

    • D.

      The First Fish

    Correct Answer
    B. A Strange Visitor
    Explanation
    The title "A Strange Visitor" would be a suitable title for Chapter 8 because it suggests that something unexpected or unusual happens in this chapter. It implies that a character or event that is out of the ordinary will be introduced, which may create intrigue and suspense for the reader. This title also hints at the potential for a significant plot development or twist in the story.

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  • 15. 

    Which statement from Hatchet contains a cause-effect relationship?

    • A.

      Brian scrambled out and shook in the morning sun and stretched his back muscles and his sore leg.

    • B.

      He swung harder, held the hatchet so it would hit a longer, sliding blow, and the black rock exploded in fire.

    • C.

      I can't take it this way, alone with no fire and in the dark, and next time it might be something worse, maybe a bear.

    • D.

      His fingers gingerly touched a group of needles that had been driven through his pants and into the fleshy part of his calf.

    Correct Answer
    B. He swung harder, held the hatchet so it would hit a longer, sliding blow, and the black rock exploded in fire.
    Explanation
    The statement "He swung harder, held the hatchet so it would hit a longer, sliding blow, and the black rock exploded in fire" contains a cause-effect relationship because it describes the action of swinging the hatchet harder and holding it in a specific way, which directly leads to the effect of the black rock exploding in fire. The cause (swinging harder and holding the hatchet in a specific way) directly results in the effect (the black rock exploding in fire).

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  • 16. 

    Based on Chapter 8 one could conclude ______________.

    • A.

      Brian will sleep more soundly from now on

    • B.

      Brian will build a fire

    • C.

      Brian will find a new shelter

    • D.

      Brian will stay away from the berry patch

    Correct Answer
    B. Brian will build a fire
    Explanation
    Based on Chapter 8, it can be inferred that Brian will build a fire. The given answer suggests that Brian will take action to build a fire based on the information or events described in Chapter 8. The chapter might have provided details about the importance of fire for survival or a situation where Brian needed a fire. Therefore, it can be concluded that Brian will build a fire.

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