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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 17, "Mr. Wine".
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Granma help Little Tree to understand the relationship between nature and human development?
(a) Granma explains that Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter are the periods of spiritual growth in a person's life.
(b) Granma explains that Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter are like childhood, adolescence and maturity in humans.
(c) Granma explains that the seasons are times when humans should learn from nature how to improve.
(d) Granma explains that Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter are periods in nature just as birth, adulthood, ageing and death are phases in human life.
2. Which book is always available at Little Tree's cabin and why?
(a) A bible so that Little Tree can read more about the lessons he hears at church.
(b) A special book about nature because Little Tree's grandparents want him to love nature.
(c) A book about the Cherokees so that Little Tree can learn his heritage.
(d) A dictionary because Little Tree has to learn five words every week.
3. In what two ways does the author introduce humor in the incident with the two men from Chattanooga?
(a) By describing how Granpa leads them to the edge of the cliff and taunts them until they beg for forgiveness.
(b) By describing how Little Tree sets the hounds on them and they are chased into the freezing river.
(c) By describing how Little Tree outwits them and sends them running from the hounds.
(d) By describing how the men fall into poison ivy and how Granma cooks them fish with roots that cause diarrhea.
4. In Chapter 7, why does Granpa say that Little Tree looks like he is becoming a man?
(a) He shows that he understands Granma's lessons about herbs.
(b) He is learning to cook with Granma's herbs.
(c) He is learning to farm and to plow although the work is difficult.
(d) He begins to go out to the distant lands by himself.
5. What can the reader deduce about the author's intention in describing Cherokee beliefs and values in Chapter 8?
(a) He intends to show that the Cherokee beliefs and values will make Little Tree feel like an outsider.
(b) He intends to show how different the Cherokee beliefs are from American beliefs.
(c) He intends to ridicule the Cherokee's beliefs.
(d) He intends to be respectful of the Cherokee beliefs and values.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 10 how does the author demonstrate that Little Tree has a conscience?
2. In Chapter 1, what does Little Tree's description of the woods around his new home reveal about his attitude to the surroundings?
3. How is this visitor in Chapter 7 hoping to become rich?
4. How does the author reveal that the policeman might be wrong to put the driver of the black car in jail?
5. What is the most important lesson that Little Tree learns from the stories heard in Chapter 5?
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