Island Of The Blue Dolphins Chapter 15 Test

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  • 1. 

    From where did the yellow-eyed dog come?

    • A.

      Born on the island

    • B.

      The Aleuts

    • C.

      He was always there

    • D.

      Off of the white men's ship

    Correct Answer
    B. The Aleuts
    Explanation
    The yellow-eyed dog came from the Aleuts.

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  • 2. 

    Karana got the dogs out of their lair by

    • A.

      Putting food just outside

    • B.

      Calling them

    • C.

      They came out on their own

    • D.

      Pushed a burning bush into the cave

    Correct Answer
    D. Pushed a burning bush into the cave
    Explanation
    Karana was able to get the dogs out of their lair by pushing a burning bush into the cave. This action likely startled the dogs and caused them to flee from the cave in order to escape the fire and smoke. The dogs may have been afraid of the flames and heat, prompting them to come out on their own.

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  • 3. 

    When the leader came out he

    • A.

      Turned and ran like the others

    • B.

      Made a loud howling sound

    • C.

      Jumped over the ashes and sniffed the air

    • D.

      Walked out with several of the others

    Correct Answer
    C. Jumped over the ashes and sniffed the air
    Explanation
    The leader's action of jumping over the ashes and sniffing the air suggests that he was checking for any potential danger or threats in the surroundings. This behavior is commonly observed in animals, especially in a group setting where the leader takes on the responsibility of ensuring the safety of the others. By jumping over the ashes, the leader avoids any possible obstacles or hidden dangers, while sniffing the air allows him to gather information about the environment and detect any potential predators or unfamiliar scents.

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  • 4. 

    When Karana shot the leader with the arrow he

    • A.

      Sprang at her

    • B.

      Took one step and fell

    • C.

      Turned and walked away

    • D.

      The arrow missed him

    Correct Answer
    B. Took one step and fell
    Explanation
    When Karana shot the leader with the arrow, he took one step and fell. This suggests that the arrow hit a vital organ or caused a fatal injury, causing the leader to collapse immediately after taking a step. This indicates that the leader was unable to continue attacking Karana and was incapacitated by the arrow shot.

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  • 5. 

    When Karana went in the cave she saw

    • A.

      A black dog with four gray pups

    • B.

      The wounded leader

    • C.

      Carcass of the sea elephant

    • D.

      Pack of wild dogs

    Correct Answer
    A. A black dog with four gray pups
    Explanation
    Karana encountered a black dog with four gray pups when she entered the cave. This indicates that the dog and its pups were present in the cave at that time. The presence of the wounded leader and the carcass of the sea elephant suggests that the cave was being used as a shelter or resting place for various animals. It is possible that the pack of wild dogs mentioned in the options could also have been present in the vicinity of the cave, but the only animal explicitly mentioned as being inside the cave is the black dog with four gray pups.

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  • 6. 

    Karana found a _____________________ when she was heading back home from the cave.

    • A.

      Sea lelphant carcass

    • B.

      Her lost spear

    • C.

      The broken shaft of an arrow

    • D.

      The wounded leader

    Correct Answer
    C. The broken shaft of an arrow
    Explanation
    Karana discovered the broken shaft of an arrow while she was returning home from the cave. This implies that there had been some sort of conflict or hunting activity in the area. The broken shaft suggests that someone had used an arrow, but it had either missed its target or been broken during the encounter. This finding adds intrigue and raises questions about what may have occurred in the vicinity.

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  • 7. 

    Karana did not kill the leader when she found him because

    • A.

      He was already dead

    • B.

      She did not have her weapons with her

    • C.

      The other dogs were fighting with him

    • D.

      She felt sorry for him

    Correct Answer
    D. She felt sorry for him
    Explanation
    Karana did not kill the leader when she found him because she felt sorry for him. This suggests that Karana had empathy and compassion towards the leader, which prevented her from causing harm. It implies that Karana may have recognized the leader's vulnerability or understood that violence was not the solution in that particular situation.

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  • 8. 

    When Karana nurses the leader back to health she learns

    • A.

      Forgiveness

    • B.

      He was not mean

    • C.

      To seek revenge

    • D.

      To be conceited

    Correct Answer
    A. Forgiveness
    Explanation
    When Karana nurses the leader back to health, she learns about forgiveness. This suggests that she realizes the importance of letting go of anger and resentment towards others, even those who have wronged her. By showing compassion and helping the leader despite his previous actions, Karana demonstrates her ability to forgive and move on from past conflicts. This experience may teach her the value of empathy, understanding, and the power of forgiveness in fostering healing and reconciliation.

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  • 9. 

    What made Karana decide to stay inside the house with the leader?

    • A.

      She wants to sleep in her own bed

    • B.

      The other wild dogs chased her inside

    • C.

      She puts the leader outside the fence

    • D.

      She realizes the leader appreciates what she does for him and she trusts him

    Correct Answer
    D. She realizes the leader appreciates what she does for him and she trusts him
    Explanation
    Karana decides to stay inside the house with the leader because she realizes that he appreciates what she does for him and she trusts him. This suggests that she values their relationship and feels safe and secure with him.

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  • 10. 

    Why does Karana give the leader a name?

    • A.

      She realizes he is now her friend and needs a name

    • B.

      She wants to be able to identify all of the wild dogs by name

    • C.

      He reminds her of her brother, Ramo

    • D.

      It is bad luck to not name an animal

    Correct Answer
    A. She realizes he is now her friend and needs a name
    Explanation
    Karana gives the leader a name because she realizes he is now her friend and needs a name. This suggests that she values their friendship and wants to establish a deeper connection with the leader of the wild dogs. Giving him a name is a way for Karana to acknowledge their bond and show her respect and affection towards him.

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