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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens in Chapter 8 to suggest that Little Tree has a natural tendency towards some Cherokee ways?
(a) He finds himself a special "secret" place and Granma tells him all Cherokees have secret places.
(b) He is naturally attracted to the spiders weaving their webs.
(c) He is naturally attracted to the medicinal herbs that Granma collects.
(d) He is naturally attracted to the songs of the frogs.

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

3. According to Granpa's joke, why is Ti-bi robbed by the bear, the coon and the Cherokee?
(a) Because he does not watch out for the hawk.
(b) For taking more than he needs from nature.
(c) Because he leaves his surroundings unprotected.
(d) Because he eats too much and falls asleep.

4. In Chapter 6, the author reveals that Pa becomes a warrior late in his life. For whom does he fight?
(a) He fights for the Confederates against the government.
(b) He fights for the Scottish army against the Americans.
(c) He fights for the Indians against the soldiers.
(d) He fights for the government against foreigners.

5. How does Little Tree's innocence and trust lead him to lose his money?
(a) The preacher encourages him to throw his extra money in the collection plate for the poor.
(b) A calf owner convinces him to buy a sick calf that soon dies.
(c) Pine Billy encourages him to use the money in a scheme to make more money.
(d) The sharecropper pleads with him to give his daughter some money.

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

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) A varied and practical education.
(d) An education about becoming a hunter.

8. Which of the following would be the best alternate title for Chapter 3?
(a) Family Circles.
(b) Granpa Learns to Read.
(c) Winter Evenings at the Cabin.
(d) Little Tree's Education.

9. How does Granpa make his living?
(a) Selling fish at the settlement store.
(b) Selling crops at the settlement store.
(c) Making and selling whiskey.
(d) Selling meat at the settlement store.

10. 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?
(a) Little Cherokee.
(b) Little Bee.
(c) Little Bear.
(d) Little Hawk.

11. How is the reader made aware that Pa eventually gets very close to the Indians?
(a) He eventually marries one of the young daughters.
(b) He moves them closer to where he lives.
(c) He advises them on how to remain safe from the soldiers.
(d) He moves into their camp.

12. Which books are Granma's favorites to read?
(a) Books with poems and songs about children.
(b) Books about the Cherokees.
(c) Bible stories.
(d) Shakespeare's plays.

13. Why does the author provide signs of racism in this first chapter of the book?
(a) Because it's the only time it happens.
(b) Because Little Tree's family are freedom fighters.
(c) Because the Cherokees constantly practice racism.
(d) To foreshadow more serious instances of racism that will occur later.

14. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 6?
(a) Escape.
(b) The Lost People.
(c) Survival of the Strong.
(d) Understanding the Past.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the incident with the fox and hounds affect the relationship between Granpa and Little Tree?

2. What does the reader learn about Granpa from his reaction to the lady in the black car who is rude to him?

3. What is Little Tree especially proud of in Chapter 9?

4. By allowing him to watch the chase, how does Granpa reinforce his earlier lessons to Little Tree about the ways of nature and animals?

5. What does Granma make for Little Tree to wear for his first walk up the trail with Granpa?

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