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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the author show that important lessons for Little Tree come from Granma and not Granpa?
(a) To show that there is a bond between Granma and Little Tree that does not exist between Little Tree and Granpa.
(b) To show that Granma is more knowledgeable about important things.
(c) To show that both his grandparents play equally important roles in shaping his development.
(d) To show that Granpa has no spiritual side so Granma has to do it.

2. Why is it important for the author to reveal that Granpa and Granma have friends who visit them?
(a) To make it clear that Little Tree is being protected.
(b) To make it clear that Little Tree is kept away from adults who are not Cherokee.
(c) To make it clear that everyone is not racially prejudiced.
(d) To make it clear that Little Tree's grandparents are not bringing him up in a way that isolates him from other people.

3. Little Tree's bed is made of what material?
(a) Old cloths stuffed in a large bag.
(b) Dried grass.
(c) A large flat board covered with sheets.
(d) Deer hide stretched on a frame of hickory posts.

4. What reasons are given in Chapter 4 for Granpa to keep the hounds?
(a) To protect Granma when she is alone.
(b) To guard the crops and cabin and to have fun fox-hunting.
(c) To keep away the other Cherokee.
(d) To keep away people from the settlement.

5. In Chapter 10 how does the author demonstrate that Little Tree has a conscience?
(a) He gives back coins to Granpa that he finds in the kitchen.
(b) He tells Mr.Jenkins that one bottle of whiskey is not filled up right.
(c) He gives Mr. Jenkins the unopened candy he finds on the floor.
(d) He feels bad to accept candy from Mr. Jenkins just for taking up woodchips.

6. According to Granma, what happens to people who use the body-living mind for greedy purposes?
(a) They are the ones who acquire wealth and power.
(b) The spirit-mind shrinks and in rebirth, the child is born with a small spirit-mind that could eventually disappear and be completely lost.
(c) They suffer because other people hate their prosperity.
(d) They suffer because they have no spirit of generosity.

7. In the early chapters of the book, what kind of education is Little Tree receiving from his grandparents?
(a) An education that is limited to the Cherokee way of life.
(b) An education about responsibility.
(c) An education about becoming a hunter.
(d) A varied and practical education.

8. In Chapter 2, who has just died when Little Tree's relatives argue about where he should live?
(a) Little Tree's mother.
(b) Red Wing.
(c) Pa.
(d) Willow John.

9. What does the incident between Little Tree and the lawmen on the mountain demonstrate about Little Tree?
(a) That he knows where to hide in the mountains.
(b) His bravery and commitment to protecting Granpa and the whiskey still from outsiders.
(c) That he knows the signals necessary to warn Granpa when others are approaching.
(d) That he loves Granpa but he is afraid of the men with badges.

10. In the mountains in Chapter 2, what does Little Tree see Tal-con doing?
(a) Climbing trees.
(b) Setting a trap for turkeys.
(c) Chasing ground rats.
(d) Swooping down to kill a quail.

11. Who guides the family when it comes to books, decisions and words?
(a) Pa.
(b) The librarian.
(c) Granma.
(d) Granpa.

12. What is Granpa's reason for taking Little Tree on this walk up the trail?
(a) To show him the way up to the mountains so he can see the sunrise.
(b) To show him the bees at work.
(c) To expose him to the animals and teach him "The Way".
(d) To teach him how to hunt.

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

14. 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 is afraid to trust others.
(c) Little Tree does not pay close attention when others are speaking.
(d) Little Tree is gullible and trusting.

15. As he goes up the trail, how does Little Tree become aware of "Mon-o-lah", the earth mother?
(a) Little Tree hears the earth mother whispering in the wind.
(b) Little Tree feels the earth mother through his special shoes.
(c) Little Tree sees the earth mother in a cave.
(d) Little Tree sees the earth mother in a stream of water.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which book is always available at Little Tree's cabin and why?

3. According to Little Tree, why do the white mountain men in the area respect Granpa?

4. According to Granpa's story, why did his father's friend enter the church with a pistol?

5. Which three people does Little Tree learn about from Granpa's stories in Chapter 5?

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