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The Hatchet is a young adult fiction novel by an American novelist, Gary Paulsen. It was published in 1987 and since a movie series has been done on it. Find out what you remember from it in the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does Brian find buried in the sand?

    • A.

      A snake

    • B.

      Turtle eggs

    • C.

      Treasure

    • D.

      A fish skelaton

    Correct Answer
    B. Turtle eggs
    Explanation
    Brian finds turtle eggs buried in the sand.

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  • 2. 

    After he makes a nest with the birch bark, why isn't his plan working

    • A.

      It is too windy to start a fire

    • B.

      There are no sparks

    • C.

      The birch bark will not catch on fire

    • D.

      The fire needs air to burn

    Correct Answer
    D. The fire needs air to burn
    Explanation
    The reason why his plan is not working is that the fire needs air to burn. Without sufficient oxygen, the fire cannot sustain itself and ignite the birch bark.

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  • 3. 

    Where does Brian build his signal fire

    • A.

      On the stone above his shelter

    • B.

      In the middle of the lake

    • C.

      Right outside of his shelter

    • D.

      Where the plane first crashed on the shore

    Correct Answer
    A. On the stone above his shelter
    Explanation
    Brian builds his signal fire on the stone above his shelter. This location is advantageous because it provides a high vantage point, allowing the smoke from the fire to be more visible from a distance. Additionally, being above his shelter ensures that the fire does not pose a risk to his safety or his shelter. By choosing this location, Brian maximizes the chances of being spotted and rescued.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following has Brian NOT killed for food?

    • A.

      Fish

    • B.

      Foolbird

    • C.

      Rabbit

    • D.

      Moose

    Correct Answer
    D. Moose
    Explanation
    Brian has not killed a moose for food.

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  • 5. 

    What explodes in Brian's face and almost blinds him?

    • A.

      A foolbird

    • B.

      Sparks from the fire

    • C.

      His bow

    • D.

      A rock

    Correct Answer
    C. His bow
    Explanation
    Brian's bow explodes in his face and almost blinds him.

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  • 6. 

    What watches Brian from the top of the hill?

    • A.

      A bear

    • B.

      A wolf

    • C.

      A moose

    • D.

      Rabbits

    Correct Answer
    B. A wolf
    Explanation
    From the top of the hill, Brian watches a wolf.

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  • 7. 

    What man vs. nature conflict does Brian get involved in during Chapter 14?

    • A.

      A skunk sprayed him

    • B.

      A moose pushed him into the lake

    • C.

      Wolves chased him

    • D.

      The berries poisoned him

    Correct Answer
    A. A skunk sprayed him
    Explanation
    In Chapter 14 of the book, Brian gets involved in a man vs. nature conflict when a skunk sprays him. This conflict arises as a result of Brian's interaction with the natural world, specifically with the skunk. The skunk's defensive mechanism of spraying Brian creates a conflict between man and nature, highlighting the challenges and unexpected obstacles that Brian faces in his survival journey.

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  • 8. 

    Why do Brian's arrow keep missing the fish?

    • A.

      His arrows are not sharp enough

    • B.

      His bow breaks

    • C.

      The arrows are without feathers

    • D.

      Refraction

    Correct Answer
    D. Refraction
    Explanation
    Brian's arrows keep missing the fish because of refraction. Refraction is the bending of light as it passes through different mediums, such as air and water. When Brian aims his arrows at the fish underwater, the light rays from the fish are refracted, causing them to appear in a different position than they actually are. This leads Brian to misjudge the location of the fish, resulting in his arrows missing the target.

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  • 9. 

    "Holding live fish--two rock 'arms that stuck out fifteen feet into the lake." (page 131) This quote is an example of...?

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given quote describes the rock arms as "sticking out" into the lake, which is a human characteristic. This attribution of human qualities to the inanimate objects of rocks is an example of personification.

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  • 10. 

    After the plane flew over and Brian did not get his signal fire started in time he felt...

    • A.

      Useless

    • B.

      Angry

    • C.

      Happy

    • D.

      Depressed

    Correct Answer
    D. Depressed
    Explanation
    After failing to start his signal fire in time, Brian felt depressed. The fact that the plane flew over without noticing him made him realize the gravity of his situation and the possibility of not being rescued. This realization led to a feeling of hopelessness and sadness, causing him to feel depressed.

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  • 11. 

    Brian learned the most from ....

    • A.

      Mistakes

    • B.

      His dreams

    • C.

      Boy Scouts

    • D.

      His father

    Correct Answer
    A. Mistakes
    Explanation
    Brian learned the most from mistakes because making mistakes allows for growth and learning opportunities. When we make mistakes, we are able to reflect on what went wrong and learn from our experiences. Mistakes often provide valuable lessons that help us improve and avoid similar errors in the future. Additionally, mistakes can teach us resilience, problem-solving skills, and the importance of perseverance. By learning from mistakes, Brian was able to gain valuable knowledge and develop into a better version of himself.

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  • 12. 

    Brian's "first meat" was...

    • A.

      A rabbit

    • B.

      A foolbird

    • C.

      Berries

    • D.

      A bear

    Correct Answer
    B. A foolbird
    Explanation
    Brian's "first meat" was a foolbird.

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  • 13. 

    Brian felt like a new person after what event?

    • A.

      His cutting incident

    • B.

      The attempted rescue

    • C.

      The porcupine attack

    • D.

      He caught his first fish

    Correct Answer
    A. His cutting incident
    Explanation
    Brian felt like a new person after his cutting incident because it was a significant turning point in his life. This incident forced him to confront his fears, push his limits, and learn important survival skills. It was a transformative experience that helped him gain confidence and resilience, ultimately changing his perspective and making him feel like a different person.

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  • 14. 

    What did Brian add to his shelter to make it more secure?

    • A.

      A second fire

    • B.

      A trap

    • C.

      A food shelf

    • D.

      A door

    Correct Answer
    D. A door
    Explanation
    Brian added a door to his shelter to make it more secure. A door serves as a physical barrier that can prevent unauthorized entry and provide protection from external elements. It can also offer privacy and create a sense of safety and security within the shelter. A door can be closed and locked, adding an additional layer of security to the shelter and ensuring that Brian has control over who can enter or exit the space.

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  • 15. 

    True or False: Brian noticed physical changes in himself?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because the question asks if Brian noticed physical changes in himself. If Brian noticed physical changes in himself, then the answer is true.

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  • 16. 

    True or False: When he first tasted the turtle eggs, Brian loved them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement implies that Brian did not love the turtle eggs when he first tasted them.

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  • 17. 

    True or False: Brian stopped hoping to be rescued and put his hope in his own ability to survive?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Brian stopped hoping to be rescued and put his hope in his own ability to survive. This means that he no longer relied on the possibility of being rescued and instead focused on his own skills and determination to make it through his ordeal.

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  • 18. 

    True or False: Brian has been in the wild for over 60 days.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Brian has been in the wild for over 60 days" is false. This means that Brian has not been in the wild for over 60 days.

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  • 19. 

    Brian used fish scraps to catch a rabbit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not possible for Brian to catch a rabbit using fish scraps as bait. Rabbits are herbivores and do not eat fish. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 20. 

    Check all that apply:  Brian has seen all of the following animals since the plane crash.

    • A.

      Turtle

    • B.

      Wolf

    • C.

      Bear

    • D.

      Bald eagle

    • E.

      Skunk

    • F.

      Deer

    • G.

      Porcupine

    • H.

      Snake

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Turtle
    B. Wolf
    C. Bear
    E. Skunk
    G. Porcupine
    Explanation
    Brian has seen a turtle, wolf, bear, skunk, and porcupine since the plane crash. This is evident from the given list of animals that he has seen. There is no information provided about him seeing a bald eagle, deer, or snake, so these options cannot be considered as correct.

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