The Story of Keesh
Keesh is facing all of the following problems at the beginning of the story EXCEPT which?
His mother is sick.
He is not respected by the old hunters.
His father was crushed by a polar bear.
He is not given his fair share of food.
Which character trait does NOT apply to Keesh?
How do you know that this trait does not apply to Keesh? Cite the text in your response.
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 the Ikeega's sickness will kill her soon.
They think that Keesh is going to die.
They think that Keesh disrespected the elders.
Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your answer.
Which best expresses how the men reacted to the success of Keesh's first hunt?
They were regretful for how they acted.
They were angry that he left without permission.
They were suspicious of his success.
They were happy that he shared his meat.
How do you know this? Use the text to support your response.
Which of the statements about how Keesh gains status in the village is FALSE?
Keesh asks to rejoin the council.
Keesh goes on many successful hunts.
Keesh distributes his meat fairly.
Keesh hunts alone.
Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your response.
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.
Why do you believe this? Use the text in your answer.
Which figurative language technique is used in the following?
"How dost thou know that witchcraft be concerned? Or dost thou guess, in the dark?"
How do you figure? Explain your answer in a complete sentence or two.
Which of the following is NOT an effect of Keesh's success?
Men from the village spy on Keesh.
Jealous tribesmen accuse Keesh of witchcraft.
Ikeega becomes well-respected amongst the women.
Ugh-Gluk attempts to poison Keesh.
Which best explains how Keesh is able to hunt so many bears by himself?
Keesh is stronger than the bears.
Keesh outsmarts the bears.
Keesh is protected by his father's spirit.
Keesh uses witchcraft.
How do you know this? Use the text to explain your answer.
Which adage expresses a theme in this story?
Beggars can't be choosers.
A watched pot never boils.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
Work smarter not harder.
The grass is always greener on the other side.
How does this adage apply to this story? Use the text in your response.
The Story of Keesh
By Jack London