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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. What does the reader learn about Granpa from his reaction to the lady in the black car who is rude to him?
(a) He is able to maintain his dignity even when treated badly.
(b) He does not understand insults.
(c) He has a very bad temper.
(d) He is afraid of people who insult others.

3. In Chapter 4, why does Little Tree feel grown-up?
(a) He is allowed to prepare the food.
(b) Granma gives him a deer shirt like Granpa's to wear.
(c) Granpa lets him go up the trail by himself.
(d) Granma teaches him to make his own shirt.

4. How is Granpa's approach to making whiskey different from that of the "city criminals" who just want to make money?
(a) Granpa puts nothing in his whiskey to increase volume while others add various substances to increase the volume.
(b) Granpa only uses sugar to increase the volume.
(c) Granpa only uses water to increase the volume.
(d) Granpa only uses lye to increase the volume.

5. How does Pa say farewell to Granpa when he is dying?
(a) He tells Granpa it is time to surrender and end the fighting.
(b) He tells Granpa to continue to fight for the Nation.
(c) He tells Granpa to remember his heritage and pass it on to other Cherokee.
(d) He reminds Granpa about kin and the fact that the mountains will not change and Pa tells him how much he cares for him.

6. What two important characteristics of Granpa are revealed by the description of the fox and the hounds episode?
(a) Granpa's love for swimming and diving.
(b) Granpa's speed and agility.
(c) Grandpa's great ability to catch foxes and control the hounds.
(d) His immense respect for nature and animals and his sense of humor.

7. How does Granpa dispose of the whiskey he makes?
(a) He sells nine gallons to a store and keeps two gallons for use at home.
(b) He sells most of it, keeps some, and gives away the rest.
(c) He keeps most of it and sells the rest to the store.
(d) He gives away half and sells half.

8. When the soldiers drive the Cherokee from their land, how do the Cherokee show their pride?
(a) They sing brave songs on the journey.
(b) They fight back and repel the soldiers.
(c) They plant their nation's flag where every Cherokee is buried.
(d) They look straight ahead as they march and refuse rides in the soldiers' wagons.

9. How does the incident with the fox and hounds affect the relationship between Granpa and Little Tree?
(a) It causes Little Tree to fear Granpa.
(b) It damages the relationship between Granpa and Little Tree.
(c) It continues to deepen the growing bond between Granpa and Little Tree.
(d) It has no effect on the relationship.

10. What helps to determine whether Granpa and Granma light the coal oil lamp in the evenings during winter?
(a) The weather.
(b) The cost of a nickel to fill the coal oil lamp.
(c) The time when the sun sets.
(d) The time when they go to bed.

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

12. In Chapter 2, what is the most important lesson that Little Tree learns about nature?
(a) That only the strong will survive.
(b) That small creatures need to be protected by larger ones.
(c) That there is a sense of balance in nature.
(d) That the hawks help humans by killing dangerous animals.

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

14. According to his grandparents, why is it important for Little Tree to learn about his past?
(a) Because he will have to teach his own children about the past.
(b) So he will know about his relatives.
(c) Because without understanding his past, he will not understand his future.
(d) Because it will help him understand the Cherokee ways.

15. What reason does Granpa suggest as the only logical explanation for this law of George Washington's that makes him so angry?
(a) Washington hates children.
(b) Washington hates Cherokees.
(c) Washington is a thief.
(d) Washington got a blow in the head.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 6?

2. According to Chapter 3, how does Granpa feel about politicians and authority figures?

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

4. How does the driver of the vehicle who takes Little Tree to his new home treat Granma and Granpa?

5. What would be the most appropriate alternate title for Chapter 4?

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