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Touching Spirit Bear

By Suzanne Noble
Gilbert Elementary

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Quiz 1-5

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Touching Spirit Bear
Small Quiz Ch 1-5
NAME:_______________
DATE:_______________
PERIOD:_______
1. As the novel begins, Cole is
a. beating up a classmate c. robbing a store
b. riding a skiff to an island meeting d. attending a Circle of Justice meeting
2.
Name the classmate that Cole beats up.

3.
Name the parole officer who helps Cole.

4.
How does Cole describe his mom and dad in Chapter 1?



5.
What 4 things did Edwin tell Cole to learn while he is on the island?
1.
2.
3.
4.
6.
What is devil's club?

7.
What does Cole do to try to escape the island?

8.
In Chapter 5, Cole is delirious after swimming. What does he try to find?

9.
Why did the bear make Cole so angry when he first sees him?

10.
In your opinion, what will it take for Cole to change for the better? Or can he change? Explain in complete sentences.





Quiz 6-15

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Touching Spirit Bear
Notebook Quiz - Ch. 6 -15
1.
In chapter 6, Peter's lawyer said that any solution of the circle must do two things:
a. protect society and __________________.
2.
Cole is sent to the island as punishment. In chapter 7, he does what first?
a. makes ________________ for a weapon and b. ________________ his supplies and house
3.
List three damages that Cole endures from the bear attack:
1
2.
3.
4.
In chapter 8, what emotion did Cole find more unbearable than the pain?

5.
What was the first sign that Cole was starting to change?

6.
True or False?
Cole was jealous of the baby birds because their misery was over - they were dead. He was still suffering.
7.
True or False?
When Cole reached out to touch the bear in chapter 12, the bear stamped on his chest.
8.
What did Cole learn while he was near death lying on the beach those two days?
The world was
He was
Real power is __________________________ not making people fear you.
9.
When Cole says the bear attack was his fault, how is that an example that he is changing?

10.
What does Cole mean or begin to understand when he says "If I like the cake, maybe the ingredients are okay too."?



11.
Cole isn't the only one who's changing. Who else is changing? ____________________
How?______________________________________________________
12.
Describe Cole's parent's roles in his life now.
Mom's part


Dad's part


Quiz 16 - 24

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Name__________________________________
Date_________________

Touching Spirit Bear
Notebook Quiz Ch 16 - 24
1.

What did Edwin and Garbey do that showed Cole that they didn't trust him?

2.
Why did Edwin introduce Cole to the pond?

 

3.
Which dance has NOT happened so far?
a. whale b. snake c. wolf d. spirit bear
4.
According to Edwin, when could Cole skip a day of going to the pond?

 

5.
What's the last thing that Cole will have to do before he leaves? (Be specific, please)

 

6.
For Cole. the totem pole is ______________________________
7.
In Chapter 24, Cole learned that as long as he remained angry, then

8.
What was the one thing Cole had to learn for himself in order to heal?
9.
Describe Peter in Chapter 24.
10.
Predict - Will Cole be able to help Peter? If so, how? Why? Why not?

 

11.
What has Cole learned so far that he could teach to Peter?

 

Quiz 25 - 28

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Name______________
Date______________

Touching Spirit Bear
Notebook Quiz - Chatper 25 - 28

1.
In Chapter 25, how does Edwin hold Cole accountable for everything?

2.
Why hasn't Cole carved the bottom portion of his totem pole in Chapter 25?

3.
What does Cole's dad want? Do you think he'll get it? Why or why not?

4.
Put the following in order that they happened in the book between Chapters 25 - 28:
_____Spirit bear appears
_____Peter offers cole a chance to sleep in the cabin
_____Peter destroys Cole's bear carving
_____Cole soaks in the pond and thinks to himself that he can't believe he ever wanted someone to be that afraid of him.
_____Peter throws a stone that almost hits Cole.
_____Peter attacks Cole.
5.
What does Garvey learn from the mouse dance?

6.
Will Peter ever trust Cole? Explain your answer.
7.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Vocab Search Chapters 1 - 5

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Name:___________________
Date:___________________
Period:__________

Touching Spirit Bear
Vocabulary Search
Chapters 1 - 5

Directions:Look at the page number given in column one. Read the definition in column two. Find the word on the page given that begins with the letter given in column three and complete the word.
Page Definition Vocabulary Word
3 Expelled; state of exile b
7 Cruel; fierce v
15 Give or let have unwillingly g
16 Shuffled along; ambled m
20 Waved; flourished b
22 Imagined in a fanciful f
24 Spiteful; poisonous v
26 Indicative of gloomy ill humor s
33 Filled with scorn; mockery s
41 Deception; false impression i
46 Dedicated d

Vocab Search Chapters 6 - 10

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Name:___________________
Date:___________________
Period:__________

Touching Spirit Bear
Vocabulary Search
Chapters 6 - 10

Directions:Look at the page number given in column one. Read the definition in column two. Find the word on the page given that begins with the letter given in column three and complete the word.
Page Definition Vocabulary Word
48 Scornfully reproached; challenged t
57 Adapting or changing to suit one’s purpose m
60 Pertaining to womb-like character f
68 Greedy; excessive eating g
68 Boldly; shamelessly b
71 Oozed; passed gradually s
75 At random; by chance h
76 State of deadened sensibility; apathy s
84 Wasted s
85 Exhausted g

Vocab Search Chapters 11 - 16

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Name:___________________
Date:___________________
Period:__________

Touching Spirit Bear
Vocabulary Search
Chapters 11 - 16

Directions:Look at the page number given in column one. Read the definition in column two. Find the word on the page given that begins with the letter given in column three and complete the word.
Page Definition Vocabulary Word
89 fill again r
91 to hunt or search out f
93 daring or bold resistance d
95 sparse; scanty m
96 outlined; drawing like a shadow s
110 handled or used roughly m
123 broke the promise; showed disrespect v
124 Carry on a lawsuit p
130 Patient acceptance; quiet submission r
134 Annoyed; irritated i

Vocab Search Chapters 17 - 23

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Name:___________________
Date:___________________
Period:__________

Touching Spirit Bear
Vocabulary Search
Chapters 17 - 23

Directions:Look at the page number given in column one. Read the definition in column two. Find the word on the page given that begins with the letter given in column three and complete the word.
Page Definition Vocabulary Word
144 capable of being wounded v
150 exhausted; without energy w
157 deliverance r
165 waste time; idled d
169 smothered; suppressed s
178 no hope; despair d
182 gloominess; sadness d
186 cleverness; skill in planning i
190 followed a winding course m
193 twist and turn w
194 rose up; flowed out w

Vocab Search Chapters 24 - 28

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Name:___________________
Date:___________________
Period:__________

Touching Spirit Bear
Vocabulary Search
Chapters 24 - 28

Directions:Look at the page number given in column one. Read the definition in column two. Find the word on the page given that begins with the letter given in column three and complete the word.
Page Definition Vocabulary Word
198 not reliable; deceiving t
204 fixed; regular method of doing things r
209 doubtful; undecided h
213 restoration to good condition r
217 sudden; vigorous attacke a
219 charge; care c
224 self-satisfied smile m
229 skillfully planned movement m
229 Sneering or cutting remark s
230 hypnotize m
236 beat p

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