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by Gary Paulsen

Hatchet: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Hatchet? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What's the most important difference between life in the woods and life in the city?

It's a lot colder in the woods.
It's a lot harder to find food in the woods. Plus you're totally alone.
You only get HBO and Comedy Central in the woods—no Cartoon Network!
Two words: no school!
Q. What is the most difficult thing for Brian about being out in the woods?

He misses an entire season of fantasy football
His isolation
The heartbreak of psoriasis
He really misses his dog
Q. How does Brian learn to do most of the things that he does while he's in the woods?

YouTube videos
Experience—trial and error
He reads about it in Wilderness Survival for Dummies
He gets messages from his father in his dreams
Q. What does Brian develop after he gives up the idea of being rescued?

An allergy to gut cherries
A pitch for a great Survivor spin-off series
"Tough hope"
A bad case of halitosis
Q. What is the only thing that may be as important to Brian's survival as the hatchet?

His trusty compass
Knowledge of Canadian wildlife
His cold weather sleeping bag