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To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire

by Jack London

To Build a Fire: For the Nit-Pickers Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around To Build a Fire? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. The man begins the story seventy miles south of what Yukon town?


Whitehorse
Robinson
Pelly Crossing
Dawson
Q. What is the only person's name mentioned in the story?


Dan
Guy
Bud
Scott
Q. In what context is the name Bud brought up?


The man wishes he had a nose strap like his friend.
The man thinks about the "boy" who cooks bacon the best.
It's the name of the old-timer from Sulphur Creek.
The man has killed this person in his past.
Q. At what exact time "to the minute" does the man arrive at the forks of Henderson Creek?


Twelve o'clock
Twelve-thirty
One-thirty
Two o'clock
Q. What kind of tree dumps snow (and blots out) the man's second fire?


Spruce
Elm
Fir
Maple
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