Quiz – Open Book, Chapter 1, pgs. 3-14Copy and answer questions • Why does Buck not read the newspaper? • What is the yellow metal found in the Arctic darkness? • Give a brief description of where Buck lives. • What is an antagonist and why would Manuel be referred to as an antagonist in this chapter? • What year does the story take place? • What is meant by the line, "If I don’t get the hydrophobia"? • What was the final destination of the train on which Buck was placed in a cage? • Who are Perrault and Francois?
Chapter 2 – The Law of Club and Fang • Describe why Buck’s first day on Dyea Beach was like a nightmare? • Describe the tragedy that befell Curly. • Why was Buck unable to sleep and how did he finally solve the problem? • What would Buck eat for his daily rations? • Why was Buck’s ability to steal food view by the author in a positive light?
Chapter 3 – The Dominant Primordial Beast • What finally drove Buck to attack Spitz? • What made the dogs who invaded their camps so terrifying and fierce? • Describe the condition of the dogs after the fight ended. • Why was Francois forced to kill Dolly? • Why were two other dogs no longer afraid of Spitz?
Chapter 4 – Who has won the Mastership? • Who is Buck's new owner in Chapter 4? • What load were they pulling on the sled? • How does the author define instincts? • Why do you think the men attended to the dogs every night before thinking of themselves? • Describe what happened to Dave?
Chapter 5 – The Toil of Trace and Trail • How much weight had Buck lost by the time they arrive in Skaguay? • How did Mercedes and Hal’s opinion differ about their newly acquired dogs? • What actions of Mercedes slowed down the dog team until they could no longer pull the sled? • Whose camp did they stagger into at the mouth of White River and what was the gentlemen doing? • Why did moisture come into John Thornton’s eyes? • What did Thornton threaten to do if Hal continued his actions? • What tragedy occurred at the end of the chapter?
Chapter 6 – For the Love of a Man • Why was John Thornton an ideal master, and why would Buck never steal from Thornton? • Describe the incident with Black Burton. • Describe the incident where Buck saves Thornton’s life. • How much money did Skookum Bench king offer for Buck? • Why do you think John Thornton refused the offer?
Chapter 7 – The Sounding of the Call • Why was Thornton able to pay off his debts? • They took months searching for what place? • What did they finally manage to locate? • What is the hairy man that Buck sees during his long hours musing by the fire?