Jack London, “To Build A Fire” (2022)

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  • 1.

    What is the setting of the story?

    • A.&nbsp

      - The Yukon territory of Alaska.

    • B.&nbsp

      - The Yukon territory of Canada.

    • C.&nbsp

      - The Yukon territory of Maine.

  • 2.

    What point of view is the story written in?

    • A.&nbsp

      Third point of view/ omission you can get in the mind of the man.

    • B.&nbsp

      First point of view/ omission you can get in the mind of the man.

    • C.&nbsp

      Second point of view/ omission you can get in the mind of the man.

  • 3.

    When the narrator says that the man lacks “imagination”, what does this mean?

    • A.&nbsp

      He sometimes thinks about consequences; he only thinks about facts

    • B.&nbsp

      He never thinks about consequences; he only thinks about facts

    • C.&nbsp

      He always thinks about consequences; he only thinks about facts

  • 4.

    What is the function of the dog in the story?

    • A.&nbsp

      To show that animals can survive better than humans – it is their unatural habitat; to also show that the man is not using his instincts like the dog – refer to notes

    • B.&nbsp

      To show that animals can not survive better than humans – it is their natural habitat; to also show that the man is not using his instincts like the dog – refer to notes

    • C.&nbsp

      To show that animals can survive better than humans – it is their natural habitat; to also show that the man is not using his instincts like the dog – refer to notes

  • 5.

    What mistakes does the man make that threaten his life?

    • A.&nbsp

      He doesn’t bring anyone.

    • B.&nbsp

      He does bring someone.

    • C.&nbsp

      He doesn’t bring a lot of people.

  • 6.

    What happens at the end of the story?

    • A.&nbsp

      The dos freezes to death and the man runs the rest of the way to the boys camp

    • B.&nbsp

      The man freezes to death and the dog reat him up

    • C.&nbsp

      The man freezes to death and the dog runs the rest of the way to the boys camp

  • 7.

    In the story "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, foreshadowing is often used. In this story foreshadowing is an effective way to build up a climax. The foreshadowing is both shown by the ____________________________.

    • A.&nbsp

      The wolves and the campers

    • B.&nbsp

      Dog and the sled

    • C.&nbsp

      The environment and things the characters say.

  • 8.

    An example of environmental foreshadowing was when it said, _____________________________________________.

    • A.&nbsp

      "Fifty degrees below zero stood for a bite of frost that hurt and that must be guarded against..

    • B.&nbsp

      Ear -flaps, warm moccasins, thick socks.

    • C.&nbsp

      Line and dip immediately from view.

  • 9.

    "Another example ofenvironmental foreshadowingwas when the man's "fire was blotted out." These examples show that ___________________________________.

  • 10.

    A major point of foreshadowing was what the oldtimer told the man. The oldtimer told the man that______________________________________________________________________________________.

    • A.&nbsp

      No man must travel alone in the Klondike after fifty below." If the man would have listened, he could have survived. Because he didn't listen; he lost his life.

    • B.&nbsp

      Every man must travel alone in the Klondike after fifty below." If the man would have listened, he could have survived. Because he didn't listen; he lost his life.

    • C.&nbsp

      Some man must travel alone in the Klondike after fifty below." If the man would have listened, he could have survived. Because he didn't listen; he lost his life.

  • 11.

    In this story foreshadowing can be direct statements or simple statements of fact.

    • A.&nbsp

      Indirect statements or simple statements of fact

    • B.&nbsp

      Direct statements or simple statements of fact.

    • C.&nbsp

      Direct statements orcomplex statements of fact

  • 12.

    What is the theme in "To Build a Fire"?

    • A.&nbsp

      Man Against Nature

    • B.&nbsp

      Man Against Man

    • C.&nbsp

      Man Against Animals

  • 13.

    Who is the antagonist in the short story to build a fire?

    • A.&nbsp

      the snow is definitely the enemy

    • B.&nbsp

      the campers is definitely the enemy

    • C.&nbsp

      the weather is definitely the enemy

  • 14.

    What is the plot of "To Build a Fire"?

    • A.&nbsp

      Our wolves begins a trek, with his dog, across the frozen tundra even though the locals told him not to.

    • B.&nbsp

      Our antagonist begins a trek, with his dog, across the frozen tundra even though the locals told him not to.

    • C.&nbsp

      Our protagonist begins a trek, with his dog, across the frozen tundra even though the locals told him not to.

  • 15.

    The author's major theme here is _______________. You need_____________ to survive in the wilderness.

    • A.&nbsp

      instinct

    • B.&nbsp

      Warmth

    • C.&nbsp

      scattered

  • 16.

    The______________ has instinct and although it does not understand things like the man does, it is better equipped to survive.

    • A.&nbsp

      Wolf

    • B.&nbsp

      Cat

    • C.&nbsp

      Dog

  • 17.

    The man can represent Mankind's arrogance about how man is _______________________.

    • A.&nbsp

      Superior to nature.

    • B.&nbsp

      Not superior to nature.

    • C.&nbsp

      Is like the dog.

  • 18.

    The author is trying to get the point across that_______________ is unforgiving and unless you follow the rules, you will die.

    • A.&nbsp

      Nature

    • B.&nbsp

      Man

    • C.&nbsp

      Dogs

  • 19.

    The story starts out with the man walking through the Yukon wilderness alone. It's really, really, cold…like 75 degrees below 0. It's so cold, that when he spits, it freezes in the air. This is the first winter the man has been up in the Yukon so he doesn't really have an appreciation for how cold and dangerous it is. You find out he planning to meet up with "the boys" at an old claim (where they dig for gold). He figures he will be at camp that night.

    • A.&nbsp

      Characters

    • B.&nbsp

      Plot

    • C.&nbsp

      Setting

  • 20.

    This is the main character. He is traveling alone with his dog to meet up with his friends who are at camp. He thinks he is smarter and tougher than nature but he finds out the hard way he isn't.

    • A.&nbsp

      Camper

    • B.&nbsp

      The boys

    • C.&nbsp

      The man

  • 21.

    This is the man's dog. It is a big husky (looks kind of like a wolf).

    • A.&nbsp

      Dog

    • B.&nbsp

      The boys

    • C.&nbsp

      The man

  • 22.

    This guy is not in the story, but the man mentions him a few times. The Old Timer gave the man all kinds of warning about traveling alone in the cold but the man never listened.

    • A.&nbsp

      The boys

    • B.&nbsp

      Old Timer from Sulphur Creek

    • C.&nbsp

      The man

  • 23.

    What is the irony in To Build a Fire by Jack London?

  • 24.

    The_________________ of the story dies due to a lack of intuition or imagination, unable to conceive of the possibility of his own death, others assert that he dies as a result of panic and the failure of his rational faculties.

    • A.&nbsp

      Narrator

    • B.&nbsp

      Antagonist

    • C.&nbsp

      Protagonist

  • 25.

    The main man or the only man for that matter seems to be a hard working man but is lacking in imagination.

    • A.&nbsp

      imagination

    • B.&nbsp

      Brains

    • C.&nbsp

      Strength

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