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The Call of the Wild is a story about a dog named Buck. Buck is a pampered dog who lives with a wealthy family in southern California. During the Gold Rush, Buck is captured, sold, and eventually shipped to Alaska to work as a sled dog. Along the way, Buck is mistreated by a series of owners. Eventually he learns to survive as a member of a dog sled team. As a result, Buck soon realizes that in the Yukon of Alaska, "the law of club and fang" is stronger than the rules of civilized society. With each new experience, Buck becomes more acquainted with his primitive past. Finally, after losing the one person who treated Buck well, Buck decides to return to living in the wild.



10. From the information above, which one of the following headlines would best represent the theme of Jack London's story?



A. Dog's Roots Call Him Back
B. Dog Mistreated by Owners
C. Dog Learns the Ropes of Sled Teams
D. Pampered Dog Moves to Alaska

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