Hatchet Chapters 13-16 Quiz
  • 1. How do you know a good deal of time has passed between the end of Chapter 12 when the plane flies away and the beginning of Chapter 13?
A) Brian is placing pebbles in a hollowed out rock; one for each day he has been in the wilderness, and the rock will no longer hold any more pebbles.
B) At the end of Chapter 12 Brian was going to make a bow and arrow to catch fish and at the beginning of Chapter 13 Brian is tired of eating fish.
C) The author begins Chapter 13 with a description of the changes in weather over the last two months
D) Brian is keeping track of the days by making notches with his hatchet on a piece of wood, and he states that many notches have been made.
  • 2. Brian was hunting for ____________ to eat.
A) squirrels
B) foolbirds
C) wild greens
D) beavers
  • 3. While he was hunting Brian sensed an animal nearby. It was a ____________.
A) wolf
B) coyote
C) fox
D) squirrel
  • 4. When Brian first began to use the bow and arrows he could not catch fish because _______________.
A) the fish stayed in the deep water and Brian could not get close enough to catch them
B) Brian was not fast enough to hit the fish and they swam away
C) the water bent the light making the fish look like they were in a different place than where they really were
D) the points were not sharp enough to pierce the skin of the fish
  • 5. On Brian's first feast day he ate ______________.
A) deer
B) rabbits
C) squirrels
D) fish
  • 6. A skunk came into Brian's shelter looking for ___________.
A) warmth
B) shelter from the rain
C) fish
D) the turtle eggs
  • 7. Brian decided to store the food he caught _______________.
A) buried in the sand under his sleeping mat
B) tied in his jacket and hung up in the tall trees
C) in a bowl-shaped rock
D) on the ledge above his shelter
  • 8. How does Brian store his fish?
A) Brian put the fish on his storage shelf.
B) Brian built a holding pen out of rocks at the edge of the lake.
C) Brian wove a basket from small branches and placed it at the edge of the lake.
D) Brian tied the fish with one of his shoelaces and hung them in a tree.
  • 9. Which question does Chapters 13-14 answer?
A) When will Brian be rescued?
B) Which event changed the way Brian started to live?
C) What are Brian's parents doing to try to find him?
D) Which special event is Brian missing this summer?
  • 10. What is the main conflict of Hatchet and how is it resolved?
A) Brian is alone in the wilderness and must learn how to take care of himself.
B) Brian is angry with his mother over the secret and his mother tells her boyfriend to go away.
C) Brian is sprayed by a skunk and must take four baths a day to get rid of the smell.
D) Brian and Terry get lost and they must find their way home.
  • 11. Brian knew he couldn't catch the small rabbits or squirrels because they were too fast, but he thought he could hit a ___________ with an arrow or a spear.
A) larger rabbit
B) buck
C) bear
D) moose
  • 12. Why did Brian get frustrated with the foolbirds?
A) Brian could be right beside one and not see it.
B) They did not taste good.
C) Brian thought they would taste like chicken, but they didn’t.
D) Brian thought they were too much trouble for such a small amount of meat.
  • 13. Brian discovered the secret to catching a foolbird was to ____________.
A) look for softness of feathers
B) look for the pear-shaped body
C) listen for the chirping sound it made
D) look for the correct brown color of the bird
  • 14. Brian cooked the foolbird by ____________.
A) steaming it on a hot rock
B) putting it in a pot mixed with raspberries
C) placing it over the fire on a Y-shaped stick
D) wrapping it in leaves and placing it in the fire
  • 15. What does Brian eat?
A) skunk, fish, and squirrels
B) frogs, fish, and foolbirds
C) fish, foolbirds, and rabbits
D) opossums, fish, and worms
  • 16. While washing the foolbird in the lake, Brian was attacked by a ____________.
A) moose
B) fox
C) wolf
D) falcon
  • 17. The roaring sound of ______________ awakened Brian.
A) a tornado
B) a bear
C) a train
D) a plane
  • 18. After the sun came up Brian noticed ____________ was sticking up in the lake.
A) the logs from the side of his shelter
B) Brian's bow
C) a dead moose
D) the airplane
  • 19. 15. Which sequence best describes the order of events in Chapters 15 - 16? 1) The mosquitoes wouldn't leave Brian alone. 2) A tornado torn up Brian's home. 3) Brian was attacked by a moose. 4) Brian spotted the tail of the plane sticking up out of the lake. 5) Brian was able to catch a foolbird.
A) 5, 1, 2, 4, 3
B) 5, 1, 4, 2, 3
C) 5, 3, 2, 1, 4
D) 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • 20. Come on, he thought, baring his teeth in the darkness-come on. Is that the best you can do? Is that all you can hit me with-a moose and a tornado?
A) Brian wishes he had harder challenges to face
B) Brian has come across another human he can talk to
C) Brian has the strength to overcome these obstacles
D) Brian will give up and no longer try to live in the wilderness
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