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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why does Little Tree set the coal oil can down when the lady in the black car speaks to them?
(a) To avoid the smell.
(b) Because it is beginning to spill oil.
(c) Because Granpa teaches him that when spoken to, he should give full attention out of respect.
(d) Because it is getting heavy.

4. Which of the following best describes the main theme of Chapter 2?
(a) How animals survive in the wild.
(b) A young boy learns to appreciate nature.
(c) A young boy learns to survive in the mountains.
(d) Granpa shares his knowledge about hunting.

5. How does Granma help Little Tree to understand the relationship between nature and human development?
(a) Granma explains that the seasons are times when humans should learn from nature how to improve.
(b) Granma explains that Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter are periods in nature just as birth, adulthood, ageing and death are phases in human life.
(c) Granma explains that Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter are like childhood, adolescence and maturity in humans.
(d) Granma explains that Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter are the periods of spiritual growth in a person's life.

6. What makes Little Tree go to bed feeling happier in spite of his loss in Chapter 1?
(a) He holds a gift from his mother as he goes to sleep.
(b) Granma and Granpa promise to take care of him.
(c) A good supper.
(d) Granma sings him a song that makes him understand his new name.

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

8. How do the visitor's ambitions contrast with the values of Granpa and Granma?
(a) The visitor is intent on getting rich while Granpa and Granma have no interest in having more than they need to survive.
(b) The visitor wants to get easy money but Granpa and Granma know they own inherited land so they need no schemes to get rich.
(c) The visitor wants quick riches but Granpa and Granma prefer to get rich by selling crops.
(d) The visitor wants money but Granma and Granpa don't want to be rich, they just want to protect Little Tree's inheritance.

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

10. When the soldiers drive the Cherokee from their land, how do the Cherokee show their pride?
(a) They fight back and repel the soldiers.
(b) They sing brave songs on the journey.
(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.

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

12. Which three people does Little Tree learn about from Granpa's stories in Chapter 5?
(a) Uncle, Pa and Bonnie Bee.
(b) Jack, Papa and Uncle.
(c) An uncle who gets in trouble with women, granpa's pa and Coon Jack.
(d) Uncle Coon, Papa Jack and Pa.

13. Why is it significant that Granpa reminds Little Tree in Chapter 10 about the importance of paying attention to people's tone and not just their words?
(a) Because Granpa knows that a politician will be visiting.
(b) Because shortly after the reminder, Little Tree is tricked by a "Christian" using misleading words.
(c) Because Granpa knows that there is trouble coming.
(d) Because Little Tree is getting older and facing new challenges.

14. How does Granpa help Little Tree to accept the death of Ringer after he is bludgeoned in the mountains?
(a) Granpa says Ringer is aware of being found and taken home so he dies feeling better.
(b) Granpa says Ringer dies knowing that Little Tree appreciates his help in the mountains.
(c) Granpa says Ringer knows his injuries are too serious so he accepts he has to die.
(d) Granpa says Ringer knows that his time has come so he dies happy.

15. Who is Smokehouse and what role does he play in Chapter 7?
(a) A half-Cherokee who burns wood for the coal oil lamp.
(b) The policeman who investigates the claim made by the visitor about an alleged criminal.
(c) The partner who works with the visitor to write the entry for the competition.
(d) The friend who gives the visitor a ride to the cabin.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Chapter 2 end?

2. In the narration, Little Tree says he discovers later on that Granma only read some parts of the stories about George Washington. What reason does Little Tree suggest for this?

3. In the early chapters of the book, what kind of education is Little Tree receiving from his grandparents?

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

5. How does Granpa help Little Tree relate the lessons about nature to the behavior of some people?

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