Special Sub-Topic: "Hatchet" (Chapters 3-14)
|What did Brian see when he was with his friend Terry?|
his mother with another man. Brian was thinking of his mom and the blond man when he was with his friend, Terry. He calls it "The Secret."
|What shape was the lake that Brian fell into?|
L-shaped. After landing the plane into trees, he crashed into the water. Luckily, he managed to pull himself out of the lake and onto dry land, where he collapsed.
|Who was the teacher that Brian was thinking about?|
Mr. Perpich & Perpich & Mr Perpich. Mr. Perpich was Brian's English teacher. He thought of his teacher because Perpich was always thinking positive, and Brian needed to think positive to be able to survive in the wilderness.
|What animal injured Brian's leg?|
Porcupine. When Brian woke up to a terrible stench, he knew something was alive in his shelter. He started kicking and threw his hatchet at rocks, creating sparks. It alarmed the porcupine and left Brian with a sharp pain in his leg from its quills.
|How does Brian create fire?|
by creating sparks with his hatchet. Brian did not have a match, or a magnifying glass, and rubbing two sticks together didn't work. But when he saw that his hatchet created sparks when he threw it at the porcupine, he used it to create a fire.
|What did Brian remember that his Uncle Carter ate?|
raw eggs in a glass. Brian remembers that his Uncle Carter used to eat raw eggs in a glass when he was going to eat turtle eggs. It made Brian feel queasy, but he ate the eggs anyway.
|Brian built a net to catch fish.|
False. The first thing Brian made to catch fish was a spear. After several failed attempts, he remembered that the water created an optical effect, so he just had to aim lower.
|What does Brian call the birds that he catches?|
Foolbird & Foolbirds. Brian called them "Foolbirds" because they weren't very clever birds and were easy to catch. He learned to use his bow and arrow to kill the birds.
|Brian tries to commit suicide.|
True. Feeling hopeless, Brian tried to cut himself with his hatchet, but he lived. After that experience, he changed himself into the "new Brian" and tried his best to survive.
|How long was Brian blinded by the skunk?|
Two hours. As a skunk entered Brian's shelter, it sprayed him with a stinky stench that could have permanently blinded him. The skunk then ate all of his food. Learning from that experience, he decided to build a storage for his food so that animals couldn't get to it.
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