Copyright
Short Stories: Study Guide & Homework Help  /  English Courses

Test Prep Plan - Take a practice test

Take this practice test to check your existing knowledge of the course material. We'll review your answers and create a Test Prep Plan for you based on your results.
How Test Prep Plans work
1
Answer 50 questions
Test your existing knowledge.
2
View your test results
Based on your results, we'll create a customized Test Prep Plan just for you!
3
Study smarter
Study more effectively: skip concepts you already know and focus on what you still need to learn.

The Short Stories of Jack London Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Page 1

Question 1 1. In Jack London's 'To Build a Fire', what is the lesson of the story?

Question 2 2. In Jack London's 'To Build a Fire', what does the man decide he must do to warm up his hands?

Question 3 3. In Jack London's 'To Build a Fire', how could we describe the tone of the narrator?

Question 4 4. The ice and snow hide a dangerous threat in Jack London's setting of the Yukon in his tale, 'To Build a Fire.' What dangerous threat lies beneath the snow and ice?

Question 5 5. What reason is given in Jack London's 'To Build a Fire' for men coming to this inhospitable environment of the Yukon during winter?

Page 2

Question 6 6. In Jack London's 'To Build a Fire,' what adds to the sense of gloom as the man heads out on his journey through the Yukon?

Question 7 7. What is the significance of Sandel in ''A Piece of Steak'' other than being an opponent for Tom King?

Question 8 8. Why is the bench in ''A Piece of Steak'' a significant setting?

Question 9 9. Where are Tom King's children when ''A Piece of Steak'' opens?

Question 10 10. In London's ''A Piece of Steak,'' what does the memory of Stowsher Bill make Tom King realize?

Page 3

Question 11 11. What is the significance of the title of London's ''A Piece of Steak'' for the story as a whole?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a central conflict in London's ''A Piece of Steak''?

Question 13 13. Why does the dog leave the man in Jack London's 'To Build a Fire?'

Question 14 14. In Jack London's 'To Build a Fire,' what advice does the young miner ignore?

Question 15 15. In Jack London's 'To Build a Fire,' why have many men flocked to the Canadian Yukon?

Page 4

Question 16 16. Why does Tom King have to fight for survival in 'A Piece of Steak'?

Question 17 17. What is the central theme of 'A Piece of Steak' by Jack London?

Question 18 18. How does Tom King compete with Sandel's youth and vigor in 'A Piece of Steak'?

Question 19 19. Both the weather and the landscape can be seen as adversaries to the man in London's ''To Build a Fire''. What threat does the landscape pose to the man?

Question 20 20. In Jack London's ''To Build a Fire'', the man traverses across a harsh landscape in what geographical area?

Page 5

Question 21 21. What advice does the old man give that the main character in London's ''To Build a Fire'' does not heed?

Question 22 22. How does Jack London signal the intensification of the conflict in 'To Build a Fire?'

Question 23 23. In To Build a Fire what is the most significant event in the rising action?

Question 24 24. All of the following details are part of the introduction of To Build a Fire EXCEPT _____.

Question 25 25. Why does the fire go out in Jack London's 'To Build a Fire'?

Page 6

Question 26 26. The freezing temperatures of the Yukon winter can be exceptionally harsh. The man in Jack London's 'To Build a Fire' measures the temperature at minus fifty. What is the actual temperature?

Question 27 27. How are Stowsher Bill and Tom King alike in ''A Piece of Steak''?

Question 28 28. Which literary style does London's ''A Piece of Steak'' utilize?

Question 29 29. In Jack London's 'To Build a Fire,' what does the man decide to do to try to warm his hands?

Question 30 30. The fight between Sandel and Tom King in 'A Piece of Steak' also parallels what animalistic struggle?

The Short Stories of Jack London Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Support