Kari Herbert is a native Inhughuit from the High Arctic.
From the opening paragraph of the passage, what do we learn about Herbert's attitude towards the people of the High Arctic and the practice of hunting for narwhals?
She dislikes the people and the practice of hunting for narwahls
She likes the people but doesn't like them hunting for narwhals
She views both the people and narwhals as noble beings
She views the narwhals as fair game for the people to hunt
In the opening paragraph, Herbert establishes a mystical, other-worldly atmosphere as she sets the scene for the Inughuit narwhal hunt.
Complete the annotation of the opening paragraph by choosing the annotations from the drop down menus which explain how language is being used to create this atmosphere.
Why is the narwhal important to the Inguhuit people?
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Vegetables can't be grown here so the Inguhuits get all of the vitamins and minerals they need from the blubber
The blubber is the only source of fuel available to the Inguhuits for heating and light
The Inguhuits eat the meat as a source of protein and fat.
The meat is used to keep the dog teams fed.
The tusk is used to make hunting tools
The tusk is used to as a structural support for Inghuit buildings
The tusks are carved into sacred figures for the purpose of religious worship
The tusks are kept as trophies by the hunters
The Inguhuits make money by selling the carcasses
The blubber is used to make cosmetics
How does Herbert's language choices in the paragraph below convey the tension of the hunt?
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Herbert wants the men to kill as many narwhal as they can.
Herbert views the narwhals as dumb animals.
What does Herbert mean when she says:
'my heart leapt for both hunter and narwhal.'
She loves both the men and the whales
She is afraid for both the men and the whales
She understands the situation for both man and whale
She wants both to succeed
Which language feature is Herbert using in the following quote?
' . . . my heart also urged the narwhal to dive, to leave, to survive.'
What is the conclusion that Herbert comes to in the final paragraph of the extract in the Anthology?
People are more important than whales.
Whales are more important than people.
Both are endangered so the hunting has to stop.
Both are endangered but the hunting has to continue.