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Forest Hills High School Mrs. Richardson

The Call of the Wild – Chapter 1 English Department
Vocabulary- Use a dictionary to define each of the following words:

  1. realm -

  2. vile -

  3. calamity -

  4. stout -

  5. conciliated –

Answer each question using specific ideas from the novel.




  1. What historical event occurs at the beginning of the novel?



  1. Where has Buck spent his first four years?



  1. What kind of life has Buck led?


  1. How is Buck characterized?


  1. Who were Buck’s parents?



  1. How does Buck get kidnapped?



  1. How is Buck treated during his trip North?


  1. What is Buck’s first lesson at the hand of the Breaker?


  1. What is Buck’s introduction to primitive law?


  1. How does Buck maintain some measure of pride?


  1. Who becomes Buck’s first Klondike master?



  1. What embarrassing experience does Buck have when he is taken off the boat into the Alaskan snow?

Forest Hills High School Mrs. Richardson



The Call of the Wild – Chapter 2 English Department
Vocabulary- Use a dictionary to define each of the following words:

  1. arduous - 6. primitive -

  2. consternation- 7. primordial -

  3. ignominious- 8. toil -

  4. peril - 9. vicarious -

  5. primeval –

Answer each question using specific ideas from the novel.




  1. What is the “law of the fang”?


  1. How does Buck learn this law?

How does Buck demonstrate to his master his intelligence and his ability? Provide two example.
3.

4.


  1. What is the attitude of the dogs towards work?


  1. What kind of “pangs” does Buck experience towards the end of the chapter?



  1. What does he do in order to relieve these pangs?

What evidence is there that Buck is slowly losing his domesticated ways? Provide two examples.


8.

9.



  1. Name a specific example of personification.

Forest Hills High School Mrs. Richardson



The Call of the Wild – Chapter 3 English Department
Vocabulary- Use a dictionary to define each of the following words:

  1. pandemonium 7. insidious

  2. jugular 8. solidarity

  3. contemplation 9. placate

  4. daunted 10. inexorable

  5. endured 11. dominant

  6. inevitable

Answer each question using specific ideas from the novel.




  1. Why do Spitz and Buck become rivals?




  1. How is Buck and Spit’s first confrontation interrupted?



  1. What happened to Dolly?


  1. How does Buck revolt against Spitz? Describe the big picture not just the one incident.



  1. What incident leads to the showdown between Buck and Spitz?

6. How does Buck defeat his rival?

Forest Hills High School Mrs. Richardson

The Call of the Wild – Chapter 4 English Department
Vocabulary- Use a dictionary to define each of the following words:


  1. coveted 7. lugubriously

  2. obdurate 8. churned

  3. retreated 9. remnant

  4. complied 10. exertion

  5. resiliency 11. perplex

  6. suppressed 12. convulsive

Answer each question using specific ideas from the novel.





  1. How does Buck let his masters know that he is the new leader?



  1. How does Buck show his leadership in the traces?



  1. What is the team’s assignment after they leave Perrault and François?



  1. About what are Buck’s most potent dreams?



  1. Which dog has something wrong with him?


  1. What do the masters do for this dog?



  1. How does the dog react?

8. How is this dog’s death different from the dogs that had died previously?

Forest Hills High School Mrs. Richardson



The Call of the Wild – Chapter 5 English Department
Vocabulary- Use a dictionary to define each of the following words:

  1. fatigue 7. amenities

  2. slovenly 8. forbore

  3. apprehensively 9. terse

  4. formidable 10. impending

  5. commence 11. inarticulate

  6. voracious

Answer each question using specific ideas from the novel.





  1. Name three things that Buck’s new owners, Hal, Charles and Mercedes, do that suggests that

they are inexperienced in taking and Artic journey.


  1. How do the new owners react to the advice given to them by experienced sled men?




  1. Name two ways that the new owners mistreat the dogs.




  1. What interpersonal tensions make the journey even more difficult for the new owners?




  1. Who forcibly takes Buck from his new owners?



  1. Why does he do it?

7. What happens to Hal, Charles ns Mercedes?


Forest Hills High School Mrs. Richardson



The Call of the Wild – Chapter 6 Part 1 English Department
Vocabulary- Use a dictionary to define each of the following words:

  1. entice

  2. pompous

  3. transient

  4. cunning

  5. impede

Answer each question using specific ideas from the novel.




  1. Why are Thornton and Buck a perfect physical match for each other at the beginning of the chapter?



  1. Why does Buck grow to “love” Thornton more than any of his other owners?




  1. How does Thornton express his love for Buck?



  1. How does Buck express his love for Thornton?



  1. Why does Buck not let Thornton out of his sight?



  1. What conflict is Buck experiencing?



  1. What is the first deed that demonstrates Buck’s loyalty and love for Thornton?



  1. What is the second deed that demonstrates Buck’s loyalty and love for Thornton?

Forest Hills High School Mrs. Richardson



The Call of the Wild – Chapter 6 Part 2 English Department
Vocabulary- Use a dictionary to define each of the following words:

  1. malicious

  2. quibble

  3. incoherent

  4. animated

  5. indiscreet

Answer each question using specific ideas from the novel.





  1. What happened to John Thornton at Forty Mile Rapids?



  1. How does Buck react to this incident?



  1. How does the bar room bet come to be?



  1. What is the bet?



  1. Does Thornton think that Buck can do it?



  1. How does Buck feel about what is happening?



  1. What happens before Buck starts?


  1. What amazing think does Buck do?

9. What influences of civilization has Buck retained?

Forest Hills High School Mrs. Richardson



The Call of the Wild – Chapter 7- Part 1 English Department
Vocabulary- Use a dictionary to define each of the following words:

  1. obliterate

  2. salient

  3. tangible

  4. pertinacity

  5. carnivorous

  6. infinitesimal

  7. truce

Answer each question using specific ideas from the novel.




  1. What is the purpose of the trip that John takes?


  1. Does he succeed in accomplishing the task that he had planned? Explain.



  1. Why does Buck dream of the “hairy man” again?


  1. What type of life does the hairy man represent?


  1. How does Buck behave at the camp?



  1. How does Buck behave in the woods?


  1. When Buck is running with the “wild brother” why does he stop and return to camp?



  1. Why is Buck an efficient predator?



  1. How does Buck feel about himself when he is hunting and killing?

10. Explain the meaning of the title of the chapter, “The Sounding of the Call.”


Forest Hills High School Mrs. Richardson

The Call of the Wild – Chapter 7 – Part 2 English Department
Vocabulary- Use a dictionary to define each of the following words:

  1. wanton

  2. splay

  3. usurp

  4. incarnate

  5. cessation

  6. agility

Answer each question using specific ideas from the novel.




  1. What is Buck’s most formidable opponent in the woods?


  1. How does Buck defeat this opponent?


  1. Who are the Yeehats?



  1. Explain the relationship between what the Yeehats do in the camp and what Bucks does in the woods.



  1. In the description of Buck approaching the camp, how does Jack London gradually lead up to the tragedy of John Thornton?



  1. What revenge does Buck take?


  1. What realization does Buck come to about man?



  1. Why does Buck want to join the wolf pack?



  1. How does Buck become the leader of the wolf pack?

10. What Yeehat legend develops about Buck?



The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Introductory Lesson
Aim: How can learning about the author, Jack London, the setting and dog sledding help prepare us to read The Call of the Wild by Jack London?
Do Now: Write a well developed paragraph with a clear topic sentence and supporting details.
Do you have a pet? Discuss your pet and your responsibilities for your pet. If you do not have a pet, write about the type of pet you would like to have. Explain why this is the pet you would want.
Group work:
You will create three groups. Each group will be responsible for one of the topics below. You groups will select eight important facts to be presented to the entire class.
When other groups are presenting their facts on their topic you must take notes. This background information will be on your first The Call of the Wild test.
You will all present your information in class tomorrow.


  • Biographical information about the author of the novel Jack London

  • The setting, The Klondike Gold Rush

  • Dog Sledding


Homework: Be prepared to present information as a group tomorrow. Everyone in the group must speak during the presentation

Your written work will be graded as 20 points of your Do Now Grade. Your group will hand in only one copy of your finalized fact sheet.
Your oral presentations will be graded individually. You will earn up to ten points of your Do Now Grade for your individual presentation.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Introductory Lesson Day #2

Group Presentations
Aim: How can learning about the author, Jack London, the setting and dog sledding help prepare us to read The Call of the Wild by Jack London?
Do Now: Meet with your group and prepare for your presentation
Your written work will be graded as 20 points of your Do Now Grade. Your group will hand in only one copy of your finalized fact sheet.
Your oral presentations will be graded individually. You will earn up to ten points of your Do Now Grade for your individual presentation.

Classwork: Take notes as other the groups present their information. These facts will appear on your first The Call of the Wild exam.
Homework:
1. Define Vocabulary words for Chapter 1 of The Call of the Wild (One homework Credit)

2. Read Chapter 1 The Call of the Wild



3. Answer Review questions for Chapter 1 of The Call of the Wild (One homework credit)


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