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To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire


by Jack London

To Build a Fire: Snow Survivor True or False

1. According to the narrator of "To Build a Fire," how cold does it have to be for spit to crackle in the air? -> Fifty-five below
2. What does the narrator mean by saying that "one hundred and seven degrees of frost obtained?" (6) -> It is seventy-five degrees below zero, one hundred and seven degrees below freezing, and it's cold enough for spit to crackle in the air
3. What does the man carry in his pocket to help him kindle a fire? -> Birch Bark
4. The man's idea of killing his dog and warming his hands inside it are inspired by a similar story about a man who killed a: -> Moose
5. In his final panicked run for the camp, the man compares himself to a "winged Mercury" (36) because: -> His body starts to feel hot