The Education of Little Tree Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Asa Earl Carter
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12, "A Dangerous Adventure".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the events in Chapter 12 demonstrate the importance of Granma's knowledge of plants and herbs?
(a) It helps to stop Little Tree's arm from swellling.
(b) It stops Little Tree's bleeding.
(c) It soothes Granpa's bear bite.
(d) It helps her to save someone's life.

2. How does the author reveal Granpa's sense of humor even during this dangerous adventure?
(a) Granpa jokes that as soon as he lies down, Granma lifts her skirt and tries to seduce him.
(b) He makes up a funny poem about their escape.
(c) He makes up a funny song about their escape.
(d) He encourages Little Tree to have a good laugh and forget the whole incident.

3. Where does Granma get books to read to Little Tree and Granpa?
(a) Granma reads books that Little Tree brought with him from his parents' home.
(b) Little Tree and Granpa collect them from the library at the settlement.
(c) Granma buys books at the settlement store.
(d) Granma reads books that Little Tree brings them from the school at the settlement.

4. What does Little Tree learn about Granpa when he hears him say "I kin ye Bonnie Bee"?
(a) That Granma is a good worker.
(b) Little Tree learns of the love and understanding that Granpa has for Granma.
(c) That Granpa will take care of Granma.
(d) That Granma takes care of the bees.

5. Why is there some truth in Granpa's belief that the way people sound when they talk can be more important than the words they use?
(a) Because words have many different meanings.
(b) Because people, like politicians, sometimes use words to trick others.
(c) Because some people don't know the meanings of the words they use.
(d) Because people tell lies using misleading words.

Short Answer Questions

1. What helps to determine whether Granpa and Granma light the coal oil lamp in the evenings during winter?

2. In his reaction to this visitor, what characteristics does Little Tree display that he will have to overcome in order to avoid difficulties with some people outside his family?

3. How do the visitor's ambitions contrast with the values of Granpa and Granma?

4. How does the author use contrast to show different lifestyles and characters in Chapter 7?

5. What is the most important lesson that Little Tree learns from the stories heard in Chapter 5?

(see the answer key)

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