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The Call of the Wild

Jack London

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1. What is Buck?

2. Where does Buck live at the beginning of the novel?

3. What is the name of Buck's first master?

4. Who kidnaps Buck from his home?

5. Which dog gets killed immediately upon her arrival in the North?

6. What is the profession of Francois and Perrault?

7. Who is Buck's great rival on the team of dogs?

8. What event intervenes to stop a fight between Buck and Spitz?

9. What event brings about the final confrontation between Buck and Spitz?

10. What does Buck demand after Spitz's death?

11. Who buys Buck and the other dogs when they are sold by the mail company?

12. What does Mercedes insist on doing that slows the sled down?

13. What happens to the dogs during Hal and Charles's trip to Dawson?

14. How does John Thornton save Buck's life?

15. What happens to Hal, Charles, and Mercedes after they leave John Thornton's?

16. How does Buck save John Thornton's life?

17. What bet does Thornton win with Matthewson?

18. What does Buck do when Thornton gets into a bar fight?

19. What quest sends Thornton and his friends into the wilderness?

20. While the men camp and look for gold, what does Buck do?

21. What kind of animal does Buck spend four days hunting?

22. What does Buck find when he returns from hunting?

23. What happens to John Thornton?

24. What does Buck learn when he attacks the Yeehat Indians?

25. What does Buck do at the end of the novel?

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