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. In what two ways does the author introduce humor in the incident with the two men from Chattanooga?
(a) By describing how the men fall into poison ivy and how Granma cooks them fish with roots that cause diarrhea.
(b) By describing how Little Tree outwits them and sends them running from the hounds.
(c) By describing how Granpa leads them to the edge of the cliff and taunts them until they beg for forgiveness.
(d) By describing how Little Tree sets the hounds on them and they are chased into the freezing river.

2. How does the author use contrast to show different lifestyles and characters in Chapter 7?
(a) The author contrasts the plow with the fast black car driven by the visitor.
(b) The author describes the mountain and then changes the setting to the busy square at the settlement.
(c) The author brings the excited policeman dressed in his city clothes into the cabin where everyone is calm and dressed in traditional clothes.
(d) The author describes the routine, laborious work on the land and later shows readers a colorful visitor talking about cars, criminals and money-making schemes.

3. Why does Granpa pay so much attention to praising Little Tree and making him feel important?
(a) To make him grow up proud.
(b) To build up his self-esteem and sense of worth in a world that does not show the Cherokee much respect.
(c) To ensure that he will show respect to others.
(d) To prevent him from missing his parents too much.

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 a special writing system.
(b) They use the oral tradition in which stories are used to pass on information.
(c) They use symbols on caves.
(d) There is no writing system so valuable information is lost.

5. How does the preacher make Granpa angry in some of his sermons?
(a) He rants and raves about whiskey makers.
(b) He talks a lot about Pharisees or separates, while looking and pointing straight at Granpa's family.
(c) He talks with contempt about the Cherokee.
(d) He talks with contempt about the Catholics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the news heard in Chapter 11, what is causing people in New York to die?

2. In what way do the events in Chapter 18 represent a major turning point in the novel?

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

4. At the beginning of the chapter "The Farm in the Clearing", what inhuman scene does Granpa describe to Little Tree?

5. How does Granpa help Little Tree overcome feeling empty and sad after Ringer's death?

(see the answer key)

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