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Hatchet (Grade 6)

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Hatchet

1. 
What was "the secret" to which Brian's thoughts often wandered?
  1. that his father is seeing another woman
  2. that Brian wants to run away from home
  3. that his mother is pregnant
  4. that his mother is seeing another man
2. 
Who gave Brian the hatchet?
  1. Dad
  2. Mom
  3. Girlfriend
  4. Pilot
3. 
What does "kindling" mean? How is it relevant to the story?



4. 
What does "glancing" mean? Why is this term important to the story?



5. 
Brian calls fire "a hungry friend".
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
What does "hatchet" mean? Why is it important to this story?



7. 
What does "shelter" mean? How does it apply to this story?



8. 
Why does Brian feel sorry for himself at one point? Is this a normal feeling? Does he overcome this feeling?





9. 
Explain the steps that Brian used to create fire.






10. 
How well do think Brian handled the situation? What evidence do you have to support that?





11. 
To Brian, the most important rule of survival is that feeling sorry for yourself doesn't work. Do you agree? If so, why? If not, what do you think is the most important rule of survival? Why? Write an explanation of your point of view or opinion.








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