1. Describe how Thornton exploits Buck's love for him and why Buck continues to perform seemingly impossible, yet unnecessary tasks for his master.
2. What does Buck learn from his slaughter of the Yeehats? Does this make his answering of the call harder or easier?
3. What does Buck's fight with the bear and the moose display about his embrace of the call? Why do you think London included them in the story? What predictions can you make about Buck's future?
4. Compare and contrastall of Buck's masters. What did he learn from each? Which lesson or lessons were most important to his survival? His happiness?
5. Who is wild and who is civilizedin the story? Can you explain with spesific examples.
6. For you, does the novel have a happy or sad ending? What do you think London would say?
7. Can you write a short alternative ending to the novel telling what would have happened if John Thornton had not died?