Hatchet Chapters 11-13 Note: Please remember to do the following

Chapters 11-13
Note: Please remember to do the following:
o Answer each question thoroughly
o Respond to all of the questions (some have two or
o Reference the text and add quotations when appropriate
o Please type your answers or write them on a separate
sheet of paper
o Check for spelling errors (I will deduct one point for
each spelling mistake)
o Please don’t use the following pronouns: I, me, my,
you, your, yours, etc.
o I am also now grading you on the following:
apostrophes and your use of their, there, and they’re.
1. Reread the following passage: “His leg was also back
to normal, although he had a small pattern of holes –
roughly star-shaped – where the quills had nailed him”
(99). What do you think the “star-shaped” scars
2. Brian notices that he is changing, both physically and
mentally. Briefly list five of the changes. See pp.
3. Why does Paulsen repeat the following line (or some
variation of it) throughout the chapter, “There were
these things to do” (98)? Also see pp. 99, 101, and
4. Explain the following statement, “He had worked on the
fish spear until it had become more than just a tool”
(106). What had it become (how was it more than just a
tool)? Hint: In Chapter 13, he describes his bow as
“beautiful” (116).
5. Explain following passage: “This was a hunger that he
knew would be there always, even when he had food…”
(108). Why will the hunger always be there, even he
has food? Explain.
6. What does this sentence mean: “He could not play the
game without hope; could not play the game without a
dream” (112)?
7. When he doesn’t die, what does Brian come to realize
about his life and himself? See p. 117.
8. Brian makes up names for his special days. What two
names does he give to the day he catches a fish? Why
is it significant that he makes up these special days?
9. Define “clouddown” and “tough hope.” See pp. 116 and
120. Also, in your response, explain how his
definition of hope has changed.