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

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

3. 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 shame and cowardice.
(c) As an incident of cruelty from which the Cherokee never recovered.
(d) As an incident of cruelty in which the Cherokee displayed pride.

4. What change does Little Tree make that demonstrates how much he has learned from the loss of the money spent on the calf?
(a) He resolves to keep his extra money in his fruit jar instead of in his pocket.
(b) He resolves to give his money to Granma to keep.
(c) He resolves to bury his money in his secret place.
(d) He resolves to give Granpa his money to keep.

5. What lesson does the author teach the reader in Chapter 6, based on how the Indians responded to the oppression by the soldiers?
(a) The oppressed should fight back even if it causes more deaths.
(b) The oppressed should surrender in order to save lives.
(c) Oppressed people can remain strong and proud.
(d) The oppressed will always turn against each other in order to escape death.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Pa say farewell to Granpa when he is dying?

2. How is the reader made aware that Pa eventually gets very close to the Indians?

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

4. Referring to people who like to take and give handouts, what similarity does Granpa describe between some people and some countries?

5. How do the Cherokee who escape from the soldiers into the hollows survive?

(see the answer key)

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