That Spot

Jack London

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Which best expresses the narrator's relationship with Stephen Mackaye?
They have been good friends for many years.
They were once bitter enemies, but now they are good friends.
They were once good friends but are now bitter enemies.
They have always been bitter enemies.
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Which is the most likely explanation why the narrator and Stephen travel to the Yukon?
They want to go on an Alaskan vacation.
They want to get in the business of dog trading.
They want to compete in an important sled race.
They want to make money from the gold rush.
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Which statement about Spot is FALSE?
Spot is attractive and intelligent.
Spot is tough and fearless.
Spot is loyal and a hard worker.
Spot steals and eats greedily.
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Why do you believe that this statement is false? Disprove it using evidence from the text.
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Why doesn't the narrator kill Spot?
He was weakened by Spot's deep stare.
He promised his mother that he would never harm a loyal dog.
He is threatened by Spot and is afraid that Spot will kill him first.
He doesn't want to lose all of the money that he spent on Spot.
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How does Spot react to being whipped by the narrator?
He bites the narrator.
He threatens the narrator with his eyes.
He exaggerates his pain.
He takes it without a whimper.
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Which is NOT a claim that the narrator makes about Spot?
Spot came out on top in a fight with 50 dogs.
Spot chased away the narrator's fiance.
Spot cannot be killed and will never die.
Spot was sold many times but always returns.
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With which statement would the narrator most likely agree?
Spot is rough around the edges but he is a good dog when you get to know him.
Spot gets into a bit of trouble, but it's worth keeping him because he earns money.
Spot is a horrible dog that messes up everything.
Spot is a lazy thief, but he'll pull his weight when everyone is counting on him.
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Which best describes the narrator's TONE in the following sentences?

"And what I want to know is who told him we were up the Stewart? We could have gone a thousand other places. How did he know? "
Irate
Pleased
Relieved
Astonished
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Which best describes how the narrator lived his life without Spot?
He learns that friendship is the most important thing.
He finds out that he misses Spot.
He grows healthy and has good fortune.
He loses weight and becomes morose.
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What is ironic or humorous about why the narrator is mad at Stephen Mackaye?
Stephen Mackaye isn't even alive anymore.
The narrator was the one who saved Spot from the river.
The narrator left Spot with Stephen Mackaye first.
Spot doesn't even have a spot on his coat.
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Why is this ironic or humorous? Explain your answer.
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That Spot

By Jack London

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