The Call of the Wild Questions and Answers
In The Call of the Wild, how is John Thornton different from Buck's previous masters? Why is he an ideal master?
In The Call of the Wild, how does Buck initially respond to the kidnappers when they try to tie him up with a rope? What can we infer about Buck’s nature from his initial response?
What do Thornton and his partners find after a long search? Why does this cause Buck to move toward the call of the wild?
Why is the team sold by Francois and Perrault and to whom are they sold in The Call of the Wild? Basically, why is the team sold by Francois and Perrault, and who is it sold to?
In Chapter Four of "Call of The Wild" in the last paragraph, the dogs knew what had happened behind the river trees. But what happened? It clearly states that "whips were snapped and bells tinkled merrily, the sleds churned along the trail; but Buck knew, and every dog knew, what had taken place behind the belt of river trees" But how would you figure out what happened behind the river trees.
In The Call of the Wild, author Jack London shows Buck to have human qualities, thoughts and behaviors. Find an example of this in the book and show how the example makes Buck appear to be "like human."
What are the differences and similarities between the book and film versions of The Call of the Wild?
Refer to several details in the first paragraph of chapter 3, “The Dominant Primordial Beast,” to explain how Buck “destroyed the solidarity of the team.” Cite evidence that is directly stated in the text, and also make inferences to support your explanation. You must write in complete sentences and they should be detailed.
Give several details about Buck taking down the large bull moose. What did conquering this great beast represent to Buck?
What condition were the dogs in when they arrived at Skagway from Dawson in The Call of the Wild by Jack London? Why?
How does John Thornton's death affect Buck? Buck tragically loses his good friend, John Thornton. What happens to Thornton and his partners and how does Thornton's death affect Buck's future?
What does Buck find when he returns to camp after killing the moose? Why do the Yeehats consider Buck an Evil Spirit?
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