The Education of Little Tree Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Asa Earl Carter
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 16, "Church-Going".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 16, what does the author suggest about the importance of the church teachings to Granpa and Little Tree?
(a) They are very involved in the church teachings and make certain they discuss the Bible stories for full understanding.
(b) Granpa leaves this part of Little Tree's lessons to Granma.
(c) They don't fully understand what the church is about and are confused about the Bible stories.
(d) Granpa doesn't believe any of it but he wants Little Tree to work it out for himself.

2. What is the Trail of Tears?
(a) The journey made by the Cherokee Nation when army soldiers force them to move to new lands.
(b) The path up the mountain where Cherokee go to mourn their dead.
(c) The journey made by Cherokee each year to commemorate the loss of their nation.
(d) The journey towards the burial ground of the Cherokee.

3. At church, how does Granpa demonstrate his belief about the importance of self-sufficiency ?
(a) Instead of giving people money, he offers to teach them how to make whiskey.
(b) Granpa brings whiskey for the poor so they can learn how to sell it and save extra money.
(c) When a family loses all their furniture in a fire, Granpa brings them a chair and shows the man how to make it himself.
(d) Granpa gives no one anything; instead he offers to teach them how to plow the land for food.

4. What do Little Tree's grandparents reveal about the Cherokee style of passing on information and lessons from one generation to the other?
(a) They use the oral tradition in which stories are used to pass on information.
(b) They use a special writing system.
(c) There is no writing system so valuable information is lost.
(d) They use symbols on caves.

5. How do Granma and Granpa portray the 'Trail of Tears' for Little Tree?
(a) As an incident of fierce aggression by the Cherokee.
(b) As an incident of cruelty from which the Cherokee never recovered.
(c) As an incident of cruelty in which the Cherokee displayed pride.
(d) As an incident of shame and cowardice.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the preacher make Granpa angry in some of his sermons?

2. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 6?

3. According to his grandparents, why is it important for Little Tree to learn about his past?

4. In Chapter 6, the author reveals that Pa becomes a warrior late in his life. For whom does he fight?

5. In Chapter 6, how does the author explain that Pa knows Indians are around?

(see the answer key)

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