The Education of Little Tree Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

Asa Earl Carter
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9, "Granpa's Trade".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 ridicule the Cherokee's beliefs.
(c) He intends to show how different the Cherokee beliefs are from American beliefs.
(d) He intends to be respectful of the Cherokee beliefs and values.

2. At the beginning of the novel, how is Little Tree taken to his new home?
(a) He rides a bus part of the way and then walks.
(b) He walks.
(c) He goes by bus.
(d) He goes by car.

3. Why does the author cause Little Tree to be exposed to the Cherokee views about human nature at such an early age?
(a) He wants Little Tree to know very early about the superstitious beliefs that he should avoid.
(b) To help Little Tree understand things in case Granpa and Granma die.
(c) To prepare him for future events in which he will see the good and evil in human nature.
(d) To show Little Tree that there is more depth in Granma than there is in Granpa.

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 do better than others.
(b) Granpa says that people who take more than their share cause others to starve.
(c) Granpa teaches Little Tree that people who store and take more than their share contribute to wars, land-grabbing and changing nature's ways.
(d) Granpa says that people who take more than their share cause jealousy.

5. How does Granpa teach Little Tree respect for the small creatures in Chapter 8?
(a) To set the spiders back in the ferns when they fall into the water.
(b) To catch the tadpoles and place them in a jar for safety.
(c) To stay away from the spiders and the frogs.
(d) To avoid disturbing the frogs' songs by walking on tiptoes.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Granpa enjoy hunting even though he has never killed a fox in his life?

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

4. What does the incident between Little Tree and the lawmen on the mountain demonstrate about Little Tree?

5. Why does the author show that important lessons for Little Tree come from Granma and not Granpa?

(see the answer key)

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