The Education of Little Tree Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

Asa Earl Carter
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14, "A Night on the Mountain".

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 like childhood, adolescence and maturity in humans.
(b) Granma explains that the seasons are times when humans should learn from nature how to improve.
(c) Granma explains that Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter are the periods of spiritual growth in a person's life.
(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. 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?
(a) Little Tree is tempted to take more food than he should.
(b) Little Tree does not pay close attention when others are speaking.
(c) Little Tree is afraid to trust others.
(d) Little Tree is gullible and trusting.

3. How do Granma and Granpa portray the 'Trail of Tears' for Little Tree?
(a) As an incident of cruelty in which the Cherokee displayed pride.
(b) As an incident of cruelty from which the Cherokee never recovered.
(c) As an incident of fierce aggression by the Cherokee.
(d) As an incident of shame and cowardice.

4. In Chapter 2, how does Little Tree demonstrate that he has learned Granpa's lesson about nature's ways?
(a) By rescuing the quail.
(b) By releasing the turkeys from the trap.
(c) By selecting the three smallest turkeys from the turkey trap to take home.
(d) By protecting Ti-bi from the hawk.

5. In Chapter 7, why does Granpa say that Little Tree looks like he is becoming a man?
(a) He is learning to cook with Granma's herbs.
(b) He shows that he understands Granma's lessons about herbs.
(c) He begins to go out to the distant lands by himself.
(d) He is learning to farm and to plow although the work is difficult.

Short Answer Questions

1. From the incident with the black car, what is revealed about Granpa's attitude towards words?

2. How do the Cherokee who escape from the soldiers into the hollows survive?

3. Which of the following best describes the main theme of Chapter 2?

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

5. When Little Tree demonstrates that he has learned the lessons about nature, what name does Granpa say he would give him if he didn't have a name already?

(see the answer key)

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