The Story of Keesh

Jack London

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Keesh is facing all of the following problems at the beginning of the story EXCEPT which?
He is not given his fair share of food.
His father was crushed by a polar bear.
He is not respected by the old hunters.
His mother is sick.
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Which character trait does NOT apply to Keesh?
Timid
Respectful
Loyal
Wise
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How do you know that this trait does not apply to Keesh? Cite the text in your response.
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Which best explains why the women look pityingly at Ikeega in the following?

"Also were there shaking of heads and prophetic mutterings, and the women looked pityingly at Ikeega."
They think that Ikeega is at fault for Keesh's bad manners.
They think that Keesh is going to die.
They think that Keesh disrespected the elders.
They think that the Ikeega's sickness will kill her soon.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your answer.
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Which best expresses how the men reacted to the success of Keesh's first hunt?
They were suspicious of his success.
They were regretful for how they acted.
They were happy that he shared his meat.
They were angry that he left without permission.
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How do you know this? Use the text to support your response.
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Which of the statements about how Keesh gains status in the village is FALSE?
Keesh asks to rejoin the council.
Keesh hunts alone.
Keesh goes on many successful hunts.
Keesh distributes his meat fairly.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your response.
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Which conclusion is most logical when comparing Keesh's new igloo with that of Chief Klosh-Kwan's?
Keesh is more important to the tribe than Klosh-Kwan.
Keesh is of equal importance as Klosh-Kwan to the tribe.
Keesh is less important to the tribe than Klosh-Kwan.
Keesh is of no importance to the tribe.
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Why do you believe this? Use the text in your answer.
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Which figurative language technique is used in the following?

"How dost thou know that witchcraft be concerned? Or dost thou guess, in the dark?"
Simile
Onomatopoeia
Metaphor
Hyperbole
Personification
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How do you figure? Explain your answer in a complete sentence or two.
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Which of the following is NOT an effect of Keesh's success?
Ugh-Gluk attempts to poison Keesh.
Ikeega becomes well-respected amongst the women.
Men from the village spy on Keesh.
Jealous tribesmen accuse Keesh of witchcraft.
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Which best explains how Keesh is able to hunt so many bears by himself?
Keesh outsmarts the bears.
Keesh is stronger than the bears.
Keesh is protected by his father's spirit.
Keesh uses witchcraft.
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How do you know this? Use the text to explain your answer.
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Which adage expresses a theme in this story?
Work smarter not harder.
A watched pot never boils.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
Beggars can't be choosers.
The grass is always greener on the other side.
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How does this adage apply to this story? Use the text in your response.
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By Jack London

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