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Call of the Wild study guide

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because dogs cant read
why does buck not read the newspaper
gold
what is the yellow metal found in the Artic darkness
judge miller
who is bucks first owner
manuel
who kidnaps buck from his home
1897
in what year does the story take place
being beaten with a club
what does buck experience for the first time with the man in the red sweater
french canadian men who got dogs to train to be in the snow and probably race
who are perrault and francois
they would strike and then leap away
explain how the husky dogs fought differently from most dogs and more like wolves
he remembers that back home it was for work horses
why is buck shocked when francois fastens straps and buckles on him
the angry one
what did the name sol-leks mean
he buried himself under the snow
why was buck unable to sleep and how did he solve the problem
pound and a half of sun dried salmon
what would buck eat for his daily rations
he had to adapt because he was hungry and not worry about someone else getting the blame
why was bucks ability to steal food viewed by the author in a positive way
because of the fierce conditions of trail life
why did the premordial beast continue to grow in buck
when buck came back spitz was in his warm nest that buck had made
what finally drove buck to attack spitz
the looked like skeletons if they didnt eat they would probably die
what made the dogs that invaded their camp look so terrifying and fierce
because it was an open frozen river waiting for one to fall through
why would the thirty mile river require six days of exhausting toil to cover
she had went mad and started attacking buck
why was francois forced to kill dolly
buck was exhausted from trying to break away from dolly
why did spitz decide this was the time to attack buck
they saw buck and him equal fighting for leadership and buck would also help them
why were the other dogs no longer afraid of spitz
they didnt have spitz anymore which meant no trouble
why did francois state that they would now be able to make good time
because buck wanted to be the lead dog and wouldnt go close to the men with the club
why did the two men have such a difficult time when they tried to harness buck to the sled
the river and buck at the front made it easier
why were they able to travel out faster on the thirty mile river than going in
a scotch half breed
who was bucks new owner in ch 4
mail
what load were they pulling on the sled
he became really sick and hurt enought to the point he couldnt pull his sled so the scotch shot him
describe what happened to dave
twenty five pounds
how much weight had buck lost by the time they arrived in skagway
they had traveled 2500 miles in less than five months and had no time in between to recuperate
why were the dogs tired in the fifth chapter
it had a heavy load and the dogs were stuck down in the snow
why were the dogs unable to pull the sled in ch 5
to have half the load and twice the dogs
what advice were they given by the spectators that had watched the whole fiasco
6
how many new dogs did charles and hal purchase for the team
4
how many previous times had buck covered the distance between salt water and dawson
she insisted that she ride on the sled and not listen to the guys
what actions of mercedes slowed down the dog team so that they could no longer pull the sled
he witnessed the cruel punishment of the dogs
why did moisture come into john thorntons eyes
he would kill him
what did thornton threaten to do if hal continued his actions
the sled and all the dogs fell through except buck who thornton followed his traces
what tradgedy occured at the end of ch 5
he had froze his feet in the previous december
why was thornton limping slightly at the time he rescued buck
the raft to come carry them to dawson
what were thornton, buck, skeet, and nig waiting for
he saw the welfare of dogs as his children instead of a sense of duty
why was thornton an ideal master
he loved and respected him
why could buck never steal from john thornton
thorntons partners that arrived on the raft
who were hans and pete
pull a thousand pound load from a standing start
what did thornton claim buck could do
1200 dollars
how much money did the shookum bench king offer for buck
a fable gold mine near lost cabin
in ch 7 they took months seaching for what place
the howl of a timber wolf
what noise causes buck to spring from his sleep with a start
he kills some of them but the rest went into the forest saying he was an evil spirit
how does buck react with the yeehats