Chapter 1 Questions

Chapter 1 Questions

Answer these questions on a piece of paper:

1. In the beginning of Chapter I, how is Buck described? Based on this description, how do you think he will deal with the hardships of the Yukon Territory? Which of his traits will serve him well in his new life? Which will he have to abandon to survive?

2. What important lesson did Buck learn from the man with the club? What is meant by the line, “It was his introduction to the reign of primitive law, and he met the introduction halfway.”?

3. How did François begin to earn Buck’s respect? From the description of this incident, predict what Buck’s relationship will be with “a big, snowy-white fellow from Spitzbergen.”

4. What is the significance of the title of this chapter?

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