Hatchet Book Quiz
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1) An epilogue is . . .
When characters have a long conversation
What happens before the story takes place
What happens after the story takes place
The person the story is dedicated to
2) In this story, Brian’s most important challenge is . . .
3) When Brian finds the gun in the survival pack, why does it give him an “up and down feeling?”
His mother and father dislike guns, so having it makes him uncomfortable
He has learned to exist without it, so having it seems too easy and unnatural
It reminds him of the hunting accident with his friend Terry
The pilot warned him that guns like that are unreliable
4) What does Brian decide about tears and frustration?
He deserves to feel upset, because he is in a dangerous, unfair situation
He can’t feel anything, because he refuses to think about his parents’ divorce
It is acceptable to cry after he finishes his work each day
It doesn’t work—it doesn’t solve any of the problems that frustrate him
Only pathetic people show their emotions
5) Brian is all except which of the following?
6) What is the most likely reason this book is called “Hatchet?”
That was the last tool Brian’s father ever gave him
Brian’s personality went from sharp and cold to warm and friendly
For a long time, it is Brian’s only survival tool (besides himself)
The hatchet is a metaphor for environmental destruction
7) After the crash, Brian’s priority becomes . . .
Caring for his tools
Preparing the distress signal
8) Which is NOT a way that Brian changed after the plane crash?
He became more talkative about his feelings with his parents
He became self-reliant
He became more observant of the things around him
He had to learn from his mistakes
9) Why does the author repeat the phrase “there were these things to do?”
They were words of encouragement from Brian’s teacher
It gives readers the rhythm of Brian’s never-ending hard work
It is a Native American expression, said to bring good luck
This is an expression Brian’s father likes to say
10) Which of the following best expresses the MAIN message of this story?
Survivors never give up
It is crucial to care for the environment
Divorce is painful for everyone involved
True friends support each other
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