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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What would be the most appropriate alternate title for Chapter 4?
(a) The Fox outwits the Hounds.
(b) Little Tree Takes A Fox.
(c) Granpa's Way of Hunting.
(d) Mountain Hunting.

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

6. How old is Little Tree when the novel begins?
(a) Nine years old.
(b) Six years old.
(c) Five years old.
(d) Seven years old.

7. Why doesn't Granma scold Little Tree for getting wet in the woods?
(a) Because he's already being punished with a bad cold.
(b) Because Granpa begs for him to be forgiven.
(c) Because there were no rules laid down about getting wet in the woods.
(d) Cherokee do not scold children for anything that has to do with the woods.

8. How do the Cherokee who escape from the soldiers into the hollows survive?
(a) They hide on the other side of the mountain and survive by hunting deer.
(b) They live off fishing, wild game and sweet root and stay as silent as they can to avoid detection.
(c) They live in caves and survive by fishing in the nearby creek.
(d) They journey to the neighboring village and set up a camp.

9. What does the incident between Little Tree and the lawmen on the mountain demonstrate about Little Tree?
(a) That he loves Granpa but he is afraid of the men with badges.
(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 knows where to hide in the mountains.

10. 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 crawls back to the same place repeatedly.
(c) How persistent the spider is in building a wide web across ferns, even though it keeps falling into the water.
(d) How the spider outwits and eats several flies.

11. According to Chapter 3, how does Granpa feel about politicians and authority figures?
(a) Granpa does not like politicians and authority figures.
(b) Granpa is afraid of politicians and authority figures.
(c) Granpa believes politicians and authority figures are necessary to keep order.
(d) Granpa likes to hear about politicians and authority figures.

12. Why does Granpa want Little Tree to learn his trade when he is only six-years-old?
(a) Because Little Tree is smart enough to learn.
(b) Because he is growing old and Little Tree will soon have to take over.
(c) Because even if Little Tree switches trades later, he will always have something to fall back on.
(d) Because Little Tree should be kept from being idle.

13. How does the author use contrast to show different lifestyles and characters in Chapter 7?
(a) The author contrasts the plow with the fast black car driven by the visitor.
(b) The author describes the mountain and then changes the setting to the busy square at the settlement.
(c) The author describes the routine, laborious work on the land and later shows readers a colorful visitor talking about cars, criminals and money-making schemes.
(d) The author brings the excited policeman dressed in his city clothes into the cabin where everyone is calm and dressed in traditional clothes.

14. 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?
(a) Because people tell lies using misleading words.
(b) Because people, like politicians, sometimes use words to trick others.
(c) Because words have many different meanings.
(d) Because some people don't know the meanings of the words they use.

15. In Little Tree's new home, what is the "dogtrot"?
(a) A place for dogs to sleep.
(b) An exercise room.
(c) An open hallway to let hounds through.
(d) A place where dogs are fed.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Granpa teach Little Tree respect for the small creatures in Chapter 8?

2. What is Little Tree's responsibility in producing the whiskey?

3. In Chapter 6, how does the author explain that Pa knows Indians are around?

4. How is this visitor in Chapter 7 hoping to become rich?

5. What is the unique mark on Granpa's whiskey jar?

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