2After Buck left Judge Miller’s ranch, what did he do/encounter? Stolen by Manuel, the dishonest gardener, and sold to the bar keeperEncountered the “the man in the red sweater”He teaches him about the clubHe was shipped to many different placesHe was beatenWas sold to F and P and went with them on a ship to the Yukon
3How did Buck change from Santa Clara Valley to Seattle? He goes from being a domesticated dog to a “red eyed devil”He was loved by Judge Millers familyHe learns to not trust humansMore viciousHumans were the enemy
4Why does Buck end up in the Yukon? THE GOLD RUSHTo work with F and P on the dog team.They were government couriers
5What were the traveling conditions like for Buck? Rough, he was not fed or given water for two days and nights.Starved, beaten and abusedOn the Narwhal-- good conditions, fair treatment
6What are the two contrasting settings in this book? Santa Clara Valley and the Yukon
7Describe what happened after Curly was attacked. A group of dogs circled her. ( Not her own team)Once she fell, they attacked her.Buck knew that if he ever was knocked off of his feet, he would dieSpitz was laughing at Curly’s death
8What did Buck learn to do from Pike? He learned how to steal food from the dogs and the humans without feeling guiltyThere is internal conflict in stealing the food
9Why does Buck think about his ancestors? BASIC INSTINCTSHe begins to feel and act like themHe is becoming stronger and more like them.More WildHE IS REAWAKENEDThe memories of his ancestors are the most strong thing in his mind
10What does Buck learn about fair play? He learns about stealing because he is hungryGetting beaten for doing something wrongThis occurs when he sees other dogs being attacked for no reason
11Who attacks Curly? Who is happy about this? A pack of huskies attack herSpitz is happy about this.
12How does Buck’s relationship with Francois and Perrault change? They respect him moreThey know he is going to be a good leader, they have to let life take its course with Buck and SpitzHe truly respects them as ownersThey take care of him with the booties and the fire walkHe also becomes more cunning.
13Why does Buck hate Spitz? He is just mean and not fairSpitz attacked him when Buck was not suspecting itBuck was saddened by Curly’s death while Spitz laughed about itSpitz stole Buck’s sleeping hole
14How does Perrault show he is experienced in his job? Walking with a stick through the iceFire WalkBooties for BuckBringing Buck his food
15What does Buck show when he defeats Spitz His CunningnessfiercenessHe has adapted to the ways of the wildHe uses his imagination in the way he killed him
16Who broke through the ice on the Thirty Mile River? The dog team… all except Buck and Dave were in the waterBuck and Dave broke through the water with the sled
17Who was punished after Dolly was killed? Spitz for attacking Buck after he had been chased by Dolly
18Who was not cooperating with the team? What happened? Buck, but the rest of the team quit following Spitz
19Why does the Scotch Half breed allow Dave in the traces? Dave chewed through the rope in the front of the sledIt is a sign of pride
20Who took Spitz’s place as lead dog? Was the team happy? BuckYes, the team was excited about Buck being the leader
21Did Buck fear the club of Francois? He Respects the fact they have to use it sometimes to control the animalsHe became more concerned with being the leader than fearing the club
22What did Francois think of Buck’s leadership? He does a good job
23What happened with Dave Dave is the wheelerThey took him away from the team and shot him.Dave would have died no matter who his owner was, it was his time.
24Some Themes of the bookThe club was Buck’s first major lesson in primitive lawHow one learns to adjust to different environments or in different situations in order to survive
25Conflict Internal External He stole food because he was hungry When Buck was being beat on the way to Seattle