Illustration of Buck in the snow with mountains in the background

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London
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Call of the Wild Overview Quiz

The book The Call of the Wild is indicative of the frontier spirit that can be found all throughout American Literature. With Buck, the non-traditional narrator, we venture deep into the Alaskan wilderness. Through his experience as a sled dog, we gain perspective into a ruthless time in American history dictated by greed. Test your knowledge of this classic with eNotes' The Call of the Wild Overview Quiz!

  1. How does Buck learn to survive the cold winter nights?

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  2. What is the purpose of the "Law of the Club"?

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  3. What is the "Law of the Fang"?

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  4. Which words best describe Buck's life with Judge Miller?

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  5. Which dog is cut from the team because he cannot keep up?

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  6. Why does Manuel sell Buck on the black market?

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  7. Which dog does Buck plan to challenge for the leadership position?

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  8. Why does Francois kill Molly?

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  9. Which dog is killed when he makes unsolicited advances on another dog?

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  10. What dream is John Thornton able to fulfill because Buck won a bet for him?

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