The Education of Little Tree Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

Asa Earl Carter
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 18, "Down From the Mountain".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose scent does Granpa expect the hounds to pick up to start the hunt in Chapter 4?
(a) Ol' Slipper, the fox.
(b) Ol' Slick, the fox.
(c) Ol' Runner, the fox.
(d) Ol' Trickster, the fox.

2. According to his grandparents, why is it important for Little Tree to learn about his past?
(a) Because he will have to teach his own children about the past.
(b) Because it will help him understand the Cherokee ways.
(c) Because without understanding his past, he will not understand his future.
(d) So he will know about his relatives.

3. How is the reader made aware that Pa eventually gets very close to the Indians?
(a) He moves into their camp.
(b) He eventually marries one of the young daughters.
(c) He advises them on how to remain safe from the soldiers.
(d) He moves them closer to where he lives.

4. How does Granpa help Little Tree relate the lessons about nature to the behavior of some people?
(a) Granpa says that people who take more than their share cause others to starve.
(b) Granpa says that people who take more than their share do better than others.
(c) Granpa says that people who take more than their share cause jealousy.
(d) Granpa teaches Little Tree that people who store and take more than their share contribute to wars, land-grabbing and changing nature's ways.

5. Which of the following is the best explanation for the author's inclusion of Granpa's story about the "Farm in the Clearing" in the novel?
(a) To show that whenever authorities get involved in a situation, they make it bad.
(b) To show how important it is to prevent people from capturing land.
(c) To show that Granpa was once a boy living freely on the land.
(d) To show that despite the difference between ethnic groups, individuals share admirable human qualities.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Little Tree learning from the way in which Granma and Granpa deal with any extra money that they get from the whiskey?

3. The author shares many Cherokee symbols with the reader. What is revealed in Chapter 14 about the meaning of an Indian holding up his palm?

4. What is Granpa's reason for taking Little Tree on this walk up the trail?

5. What change does Little Tree make that demonstrates how much he has learned from the loss of the money spent on the calf?

(see the answer key)

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