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To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire


by Jack London

To Build a Fire: Quotes (What Was Said) Quiz

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Q. What is the only line of dialogue spoken aloud in "To Build a Fire"?

"One should never travel without a companion past fifty below."
"Easy there. Soon we'll be with the boys."
"You were right, old hoss; you were right."
"Man, I could really go for a biscuit right now."
Q. What event happens just before the following line: "The man was shocked. It was as though he had just heard his own sentence of death"?

He uses the last of his matches.
The wolf dog attacks him.
He reaches into his jacket and finds that his food is gone.
Falling snow smothers his fire.
Q. What causes the man's frozen beard to have "the color and solidity of amber"?

Q. What does the man have to watch out for while he's walking down the frozen creek?

Falling trees
Pockets of warm spring water
Yukon thieves
Q. Why does the man first take off his mittens?

To collect twigs for a fire
To eat his biscuits
To strangle the wolf dog
To clean ice from the wolf dog's feet