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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. Whose scent does Granpa expect the hounds to pick up to start the hunt in Chapter 4?
(a) Ol' Slipper, the fox.
(b) Ol' Trickster, the fox.
(c) Ol' Slick, the fox.
(d) Ol' Runner, the fox.

3. What is Little Tree planning to do with the extra coins he is keeping in his pocket from his savings?
(a) Buy a dictionary to learn new words.
(b) Buy a hat for Granpa.
(c) Buy candy for the sharecropper's daughter.
(d) Buy a candy box for Granma's Christmas present.

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

5. According to Chapter 3, how does Granpa feel about politicians and authority figures?
(a) Granpa is afraid of politicians and authority figures.
(b) Granpa does not like 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.

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

7. In Chapter 1, what does Little Tree's description of the woods around his new home reveal about his attitude to the surroundings?
(a) He is longing for his old surroundings.
(b) He finds the surroundings strange.
(c) He hates the sound of the wind but he likes the whispering wind.
(d) The sights and sounds terrify him.

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

9. Which book is always available at Little Tree's cabin and why?
(a) A special book about nature because Little Tree's grandparents want him to love nature.
(b) A dictionary because Little Tree has to learn five words every week.
(c) A bible so that Little Tree can read more about the lessons he hears at church.
(d) A book about the Cherokees so that Little Tree can learn his heritage.

10. 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.

11. In Chapter 2, how does Little Tree demonstrate that he has learned Granpa's lesson about nature's ways?
(a) By releasing the turkeys from the trap.
(b) By rescuing the quail.
(c) By protecting Ti-bi from the hawk.
(d) By selecting the three smallest turkeys from the turkey trap to take home.

12. 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 Granpa has no spiritual side so Granma has to do it.
(c) To show that both his grandparents play equally important roles in shaping his development.
(d) To show that Granma is more knowledgeable about important things.

13. What is the unique mark on Granpa's whiskey jar?
(a) A mark to remind him of his Scottish ancestry.
(b) A mark shaped like the fox.
(c) A mark shaped like the whiskey still.
(d) A mark shaped like a tomahawk.

14. 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.

15. Who does Granpa ask about the law that made him angry?
(a) The man at the settlement who pulls teeth.
(b) The librarian.
(c) The owner of the supply store at the settlement.
(d) A man who gives them a car ride from the settlement.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How is the reader made aware that Pa eventually gets very close to the Indians?

3. What reason does Granpa suggest as the only logical explanation for this law of George Washington's that makes him so angry?

4. Which of the following would be the best alternate title for Chapter 3?

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

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