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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In Chapter 2, what is the most important lesson that Little Tree learns about nature?
(a) That the hawks help humans by killing dangerous animals.
(b) That only the strong will survive.
(c) That there is a sense of balance in nature.
(d) That small creatures need to be protected by larger ones.
2. In what special activity do Little Tree and his grandparents participate on weekend evenings during the winter?
(a) They go to church.
(b) Granma reads to Little Tree and Granpa.
(c) They make rugs from the deer hide.
(d) They roast chestnuts in the fireplace.
3. What does Little Tree find interesting that makes him watch the umbrella spider for hours?
(a) How the spider climbs out of the water.
(b) How the spider outwits and eats several flies.
(c) How the spider crawls back to the same place repeatedly.
(d) How persistent the spider is in building a wide web across ferns, even though it keeps falling into the water.
4. Why does Granpa want Little Tree to learn his trade when he is only six-years-old?
(a) Because even if Little Tree switches trades later, he will always have something to fall back on.
(b) Because he is growing old and Little Tree will soon have to take over.
(c) Because Little Tree should be kept from being idle.
(d) Because Little Tree is smart enough to learn.
5. What is Little Tree especially proud of in Chapter 9?
(a) That he owns fifty percent of the stake in the whiskey business.
(b) That he is helping to take care of Granpa and Granma.
(c) That he knows how to calculate the money from the whiskey.
(d) That he can contribute to making his own living.
6. How do the Cherokee who escape from the soldiers into the hollows survive?
(a) They live in caves and survive by fishing in the nearby creek.
(b) They journey to the neighboring village and set up a camp.
(c) They hide on the other side of the mountain and survive by hunting deer.
(d) They live off fishing, wild game and sweet root and stay as silent as they can to avoid detection.
7. What does Granma make for Little Tree to wear for his first walk up the trail with Granpa?
(a) A bag to take his food.
(b) A warm coat.
(c) Boot moccasins.
(d) A hat to protect him from the sun.
8. Which three people does Little Tree learn about from Granpa's stories in Chapter 5?
(a) Uncle Coon, Papa Jack and Pa.
(b) Jack, Papa and Uncle.
(c) Uncle, Pa and Bonnie Bee.
(d) An uncle who gets in trouble with women, granpa's pa and Coon Jack.
9. How does the incident with the fox and hounds affect the relationship between Granpa and Little Tree?
(a) It continues to deepen the growing bond between Granpa and Little Tree.
(b) It causes Little Tree to fear Granpa.
(c) It damages the relationship between Granpa and Little Tree.
(d) It has no effect on the relationship.
10. What is Little Tree's responsibility in producing the whiskey?
(a) He helps to bottle the whiskey.
(b) He helps to carry the whiskey to the store.
(c) He helps to stir and clean the pot.
(d) He helps to pour the sugar in the whiskey.
11. According to Little Tree, why do the white mountain men in the area respect Granpa?
(a) For the lessons he teaches Little Tree.
(b) Because he is knowledgeable about the mountains.
(c) For his skills at trailing animals and his sense of instinct.
(d) For his love of nature.
12. How does Granpa help Little Tree to accept the death of Ringer after he is bludgeoned in the mountains?
(a) Granpa says Ringer dies knowing that Little Tree appreciates his help in the mountains.
(b) Granpa says Ringer knows that his time has come so he dies happy.
(c) Granpa says Ringer knows his injuries are too serious so he accepts he has to die.
(d) Granpa says Ringer is aware of being found and taken home so he dies feeling better.
13. What is the difference between the author's portrayal of the visitor in Chapter 7 and the way in which the innocent Little Tree views him?
(a) The author suggests that he is spying on how Little Tree is being brought up, but Little Tree thinks he is a true friend.
(b) The author suggests that he is always making up stories and schemes, but Little Tree thinks he is wise and successful.
(c) The author suggests that he is not very generous, but Little Tree thinks he is kind.
(d) The author suggests that he is not a sincere friend of the family, but Little Tree trusts him.
14. Why is it significant that Granpa reminds Little Tree in Chapter 10 about the importance of paying attention to people's tone and not just their words?
(a) Because Little Tree is getting older and facing new challenges.
(b) Because Granpa knows that a politician will be visiting.
(c) Because Granpa knows that there is trouble coming.
(d) Because shortly after the reminder, Little Tree is tricked by a "Christian" using misleading words.
15. Who is Smokehouse and what role does he play in Chapter 7?
(a) The friend who gives the visitor a ride to the cabin.
(b) The policeman who investigates the claim made by the visitor about an alleged criminal.
(c) A half-Cherokee who burns wood for the coal oil lamp.
(d) The partner who works with the visitor to write the entry for the competition.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Granma, why are secret places so important?
2. What does the woman in the black car ask when she stops Little Tree and Granpa on their way back from the settlement?
3. Why does Granpa enjoy hunting even though he has never killed a fox in his life?
4. Why is there some truth in Granpa's belief that the way people sound when they talk can be more important than the words they use?
5. 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?
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