To Build A Fire Quizzes & Trivia

Some of the most powerful stories have the simplest plot, just like To Build A Fire by Jack London. The tale of a man lost in a frozen wilderness is plain and uncomplicated, but very moving and very chilling in more ways than one. It's an undoubted classic of the short story genre and has been featured in a myriad of anthologies. Can you still remember this short tale vividly? If so, you should see how many questions you can answer correctly in our To Build A Fire quizzes.

In which year did Jack London write To Build A Fire? The man at the center of the tale has just one companion, who or what is it? What is the man's fate at the end of To Build A Fire? If you want to build a good score in our quizzes you'd better start right away.

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Questions: 6  |  Attempts: 487   |  Last updated: Feb 15, 2016
  • Sample Question
    Is the following statement true or false?The narrator in the story was a newcomer and that was his first winter?

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Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 467   |  Last updated: Feb 15, 2016
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    Setting refers to...

 Jack London, “To Build A Fire” 

Questions: 26  |  Attempts: 28   |  Last updated: Feb 22, 2013
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    What is the setting of the story? 




To Build A Fire Questions & Answers


Who can we consider as the antagonist in 'To Build a Fire'?
1. The weatherThe man was the protagonist and the weather can be considered as the antagonist as he struggled against it to survive.
Which example below shows us the extreme cold in 'To Build a Fire'?
He kept his food under his clothes The author tells us that the man kept his food next to his skin under his clothes so that the food doesnt freeze. This example shows us the tremendous cold of the Alaskan weather.
What point of view is the story written in?
Third point of view/ omission you can get in the mind of the man.
The setting can be given in 2 differerent ways by an author in a story.
1. Yes realistically & impressionisticallyThe setting in a story can be described realistically where the details are clear and resemble real life or impressionistically where the reader is given an impression based on the mood, feeling and senses.