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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Which character comes to visit the family in Chapter 7?
(a) The preacher.
(b) The sharecropper.
(c) Pine Billy.
(d) The lady from the big, black car.

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

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

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

7. How does the driver of the vehicle who takes Little Tree to his new home treat Granma and Granpa?
(a) He argues with them.
(b) He is friendly.
(c) He roughly asks for their tickets and makes fun of them when Granma counts up the money to pay.
(d) He welcomes them.

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

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

10. Why does Granpa enjoy hunting even though he has never killed a fox in his life?
(a) Granpa enjoys the fun of watching the hounds chase the fox and then seeing the fox outwit the hounds.
(b) Granpa enjoys hunting because it makes Little Tree laugh.
(c) Granpa enjoys hunting because it keeps him active.
(d) Granpa enjoys hunting because of the lessons he learns from it.

11. Granma accidentally reads about a law introduced by George Washington and this gets Granpa very angry. What law is this?
(a) A law to force Cherokees to live in modern houses.
(b) A tax on whiskey.
(c) A tax on Cherokee lands.
(d) A law to send all Cherokee children to orphanages for proper education.

12. What lesson does the author teach the reader in Chapter 6, based on how the Indians responded to the oppression by the soldiers?
(a) Oppressed people can remain strong and proud.
(b) The oppressed will always turn against each other in order to escape death.
(c) The oppressed should fight back even if it causes more deaths.
(d) The oppressed should surrender in order to save lives.

13. How does Granpa's disposal of the whiskey demonstrate that he is observing the lessons he teaches Little Tree about nature's ways?
(a) He keeps the whiskey in case of snake bites.
(b) He only makes a small amount of whiskey.
(c) He gives away most of the whiskey he makes.
(d) He sells the whiskey for just a little more than what they need to get by.

14. Why is the lady in the black car frustrated by Granpa's answer?
(a) She thinks Granpa is a foreigner.
(b) Granpa directs them toward a mountain, due west.
(c) She thinks Granpa is deaf.
(d) She thinks Granpa is being rude.

15. 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 brings the excited policeman dressed in his city clothes into the cabin where everyone is calm and dressed in traditional clothes.
(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 describes the mountain and then changes the setting to the busy square at the settlement.

Short Answer 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?

2. What is Little Tree planning to do with the extra coins he is keeping in his pocket from his savings?

3. At the beginning of the novel, how is Little Tree taken to his new home?

4. What is the most important lesson that Little Tree learns from the stories heard in Chapter 5?

5. Why doesn't Granma scold Little Tree for getting wet in the woods?

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