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1. In The Call of the wild, the supplies brought on the sled of Hal, Charles, and Mercedes, taken symbolically, represent A. life triumphing over death. B. their defining success in terms of possessions. C. an idealistic lust for life. D. an effort to bring civilization with them. 2. The death of Curly is an example of A. the will to power. B. the law of club and fang. C. racial unconsciousness. D. the theory of evolution. 3. On page 14 of The Call of the Wild, Jack London writes, “In vague ways he remembered back to the youth of the breed.” This statement is an example of A. the racial unconscious. B. the will to power. C. natural selection. D. survival of the fittest. 4. After the death of Curly in The Call of the Wild, Buck concludes that no fair play exists in his world and that he will never go down in a fight. The theme illustrated here is apparently derived from London’s interpretation of A. “might makes right.” B. the theory of evolution. C. instincts as ancient memories. D. Nietzsche’s ideas. 5. On page 14 of The Call of the Wild, what’s meant by the phrase “The domesticated generations fell from him”? A. Buck longs to return home to the Judge’s family. B. Buck has lost a lot of hair in his fight with Spitz. C. Buck is learning to love a human being again. D. Buck is losing his civilized characteristics. 6. The Yukon is the main _______ for this story. A. setting B. symbol C. genre D. plot 7. Mercedes’s luggage is a symbol of A. her party’s inexperience. B. civilization. C. her domination. D. her selfishness. 8. A novel differs from a short story because it A. is told as a third-person narrative. B. comprises rising action, a climax, and falling action. C. includes a theme. D. is more likely to include subplots. 9. The term hierarchy refers to A. a condition in which the weak must die so the strong can survive. B. a situation in which higher species such as men will always be in control of lower species such as animals. C. a power structure in which each member knows his or her own place. D. a team in which everyone is equal and has to pull his or her own weight. 10. In The Call of the Wild, what valiant, tragic figure among the dogs must finally be put down for the good of the lives of the team? A. Dub B. Spitz C. Sol-leks D. Pike 11. What does Buck often dream of as he sleeps by the campfire? A. His fight with Spitz B. Judge Miller’s home C. Primitive man D. John Thornton 12. How did John Thornton die? A. He died in the river rapids. B. He was killed by a group of wild wolves. C. He died from frostbite to his feet. D. He was killed by Native Americans. 13. The purpose of the expedition Buck takes with Thornton and his partners is to A. hunt for food. B. find a new camp. C. deliver mail. D. search for a gold mine. 14. If you consider The Call of the Wild to be an allegory, which one of the following statements would be true? A. John Thornton represents the civilized world. B. Buck represents some characteristic of humanity. C. The book is a story about the need for socialism. D. Judge Miller represents the primordial condition. 15. Who saves Buck from impending death at the hands of Hal? A. John Thornton B. Judge Miller C. Perrault D. Fran├žois 16. Upon the death of Spitz in The Call of the Wild, Francois and Perrault decide that the new sled-team leader should be A. Sol-leks. B. Buck. C. Billee. D. Dave. 17. If an author is skillful at representing the point of view and attitudes of a hobo, a nurse, a corporate CEO, and a variety of other diverse characters, the author is demonstrating A. dramatic irony. B. the will to power. C. first person reporting. D. negative capability. 18. “After having lived with her for a year, Chad studied Marilou’s eyes across the table, realizing he had never had a clue about what make her tick.” This sentence from a hypothetical novel suggests what kind of narrative voice? A. First person reporting B. Third person restricted omniscience C. First person participant D. Third person imaginary End of exam 19. Fran├žois and Perrault are A. drivers of the mail train. B. dog trainers from Alaska. C. agents of the Canadian government. D. gold diggers from California. 20. The term racial unconscious means that A. we’re all racists at heart to some degree, even though we’re unaware of it. B. you must learn the law of club and fang to survive. C. each species and culture shares ancient memories, stored in the unconscious part of the mind. D. nature weeds out the weakest and unfit.