"The Call of the Wild" Chapters 1-5 QUIZ

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8th grade English Quiz on "The Call of the Wild" Chapters 1-5 QUIZ, created by Cierra Maguire on 02/14/2018.

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Question 1

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In chapter 1, we meet Toots and Ysabel, two of Judge Miller's other "pet" dogs. Buck basically ignores them.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 2

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What breed was Buck?
Answer
  • Husky Labrador
  • St. Bernard & Scotch
  • German Shepherd

Question 3

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[blank_start]Manuel[blank_end] betrays Judge Miller by selling Buck to pay off his gambling debts.
Answer
  • Manuel

Question 4

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After Buck is sold, he first travels by [blank_start]train[blank_end] to reach Seattle; from Seattle, he travels by [blank_start]boat[blank_end] to reach Alaska.
Answer
  • train
  • boat
  • airplane
  • boat
  • train
  • airplane

Question 5

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Buck learns about the "law of the club" when the man in the red sweater...
Answer
  • beats Buck after Buck tries to bite him.
  • feeds Buck because Buck is starving.
  • Beats Curly after Curly refuses to listen.

Question 6

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The "Law of the Club" means that a [blank_start]dog[blank_end] should never attack an armed [blank_start]human[blank_end]
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  • dog
  • human
  • human
  • dog

Question 7

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In Chapter 2, Buck learns about the "Law of the Fang" after the good-natured [blank_start]Curly[blank_end] is killed simply for trying to make friendly advances towards a husky dog only half her size.
Answer
  • Curly

Question 8

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After Buck's first lesson about the "Law of the Fang" in Chapter 2, Buck resolves that he will never...
Answer
  • Steal another dog's food.
  • fall down during a fight against another dog.
  • Attack an armed human.

Question 9

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Buck learns how to be a sled dog in chapter 2. [blank_start]Dave[blank_end], an experienced wheeler, nips at Buck whenever he makes a mistake. [blank_start]Spitz[blank_end], the lead dog, growls at him warningly from his front post. Buck learns quickly from these two dogs, which pleases Francois.
Answer
  • Dave
  • Spitz
  • Billie
  • Spitz
  • Dave
  • Billie

Question 10

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Buck learns to sleep by burying a hole (also known as a "nest") in the snow, in which he can curl up to sleep warmly and comfortably in the cold weather. Who "shows" him this survival technique?
Answer
  • Billie
  • Sol-leks
  • Dave

Question 11

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Buck learns to steal food for survival, which shows us that he is becoming more "[blank_start]wild[blank_end]" and becoming less "[blank_start]civilized[blank_end]."
Answer
  • wild
  • civilized
  • civilized
  • wild

Question 12

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At the beginning of Chapter 3, Buck finds a certain dog occupying his sleeping nest (hole in the ground that he has dug for warmth). This arouses the "beast" in Buck, and he springs upon this dog "with a fury." Which dog is this?
Answer
  • Dave
  • Billie
  • Spitz

Question 13

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In chapter 3, "four or five score of starving [blank_start]huskies[blank_end]" invade Buck's camp, attack the dogs, and try to steal all of the food supplies.
Answer
  • huskies
  • wolves
  • gold miners

Question 14

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In the encounter with the wild huskies, Spitz chooses to focus his attack on which individual?
Answer
  • Francois
  • Buck
  • a wild husky

Question 15

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Chapter 3 ends with a big fight between Spitz and Buck, in which Spitz almost kills Buck and walks away as the winner.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 16

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At the beginning of chapter 4, Francois and Perrault need to pick a new sled dog leader for their team. Which dog do they choose?
Answer
  • Sol-leks
  • Dave
  • Buck

Question 17

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Buck disagrees with Francois and Perrault's choice to place Sol-leks as the lead dog on his team, as he feels that he deserves the right to be leader. He [blank_start]attacks[blank_end] Sol-leks repeatedly, while forcing Perrault and Francois to [blank_start]chase[blank_end] him around camp until they allow him to be the new leader.
Answer
  • attacks
  • chases
  • chase
  • attack

Question 18

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What kind of leader does Buck prove to be as the lead dog on his sled team in chapter 4?
Answer
  • As an inferior leader, He struggles to control his team, as the other dogs do not respect him.
  • Perrault and Francois are disappointed in his ability as a leader and replace him.
  • He is a superior leader who demands the full respect of his team mates.

Question 19

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At the end of Chapter 4, the team has [blank_start]successfully[blank_end] completed their task of delivering [blank_start]mail[blank_end] to the town of Dawson.
Answer
  • successfully
  • unsuccessfully
  • food
  • mail
  • mining equipment

Question 20

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At the beginning of chapter 5, we discover that the dogs are "dead tired" because... In this chapter, we discover that in the last five months they have traveled twenty-five thousand miles with only five days' rest.
Answer
  • they traveled twenty-five thousand miles in 5 months with only 5 days of rest.
  • they traveled twenty-five hundred miles in 5 day with only 1 day of rest.
  • they traveled twenty-five hundred miles in 5 months with no days of rest.

Question 21

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Because of the popularity of the Gold Rush, worthless, tired, and weak dogs are "gotten rid of." Thus, before the team is fully rested after they arrive in Dawson, two men from the States buy them — "harness and all, for a song." What does "harness and all, for a song" mean?
Answer
  • they are bought very cheaply
  • they are bought for a large amount of money
  • the two men sing a song in exchange for the dog team.

Question 22

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In chapter 5, what are the names of the new owners who buy Buck's dog team in Dawson? Select all that apply!
Answer
  • Hal
  • Charles
  • John
  • Mercedes

Question 23

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When the dogs leave Dawson with their new owners, the dogs are very [blank_start]exhausted[blank_end].
Answer
  • exhausted
  • excited
  • well-rested

Question 24

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What examples prove that Buck's new owners are inexperienced to drive a sled dog team or survive in the wilderness? Select all that apply:
Answer
  • they have too many sled dogs and not enough food for the dogs.
  • they do not know how to load or pack a sled
  • they fail to realize when the sled is frozen in the snow, preventing the sled from moving.
  • they pack items which are heavy and unneccesary
  • they do not bring a gun or a knife for defense.

Question 25

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Due to the new owner's inexperience and inability to be good dog team masters, the dogs in Buck's team begin dying off one by one, until only five experienced dogs remain.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 26

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Near the end of chapter 5, London writes: ""It seemed that Buck sensed disaster close at hand, out there ahead on the ice." What tragic event is foreshadowed in this quote?
Answer
  • the new owners will beat and starve all of the dogs to death.
  • the new owners will travel on the thin ice, risking the dogs' and their lives.
  • the new owners will travel out onto the ice and become lost in the snow.

Question 27

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By the end of chapter 5, the new owners have reach the camp of John Thornton. What happens after they reach Thornton's camp? Select all that apply:
Answer
  • Buck is too exhausted to move and is beaten almost to death by his new owners.
  • John Thornton recognizes what an amazing dog Buck is and rescues him.
  • The new owners listen to John Thornton and respect his wisdom and advice.
  • The new owners do not listen to John Thornton, resulting in their death.
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