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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Little Tree learning from the way in which Granma and Granpa deal with any extra money that they get from the whiskey?
(a) The importance of giving extra money to those who are worse off.
(b) To take the money to the bank.
(c) To make a list of things to buy with extra money.
(d) The importance of saving extra money.

2. 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 hide on the other side of the mountain and survive by hunting deer.
(d) They journey to the neighboring village and set up a camp.

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

4. In Chapter 6, how does the author explain that Pa knows Indians are around?
(a) He hears the Indians whispering in the mountains.
(b) He sees the remains of fires and cooked meat.
(c) He sees smoke signals across the mountain.
(d) After leaving certain items in the forest, he comes back to find a long Indian knife, a tomahawk and only some of what he left.

5. At the end of Chapter 2, how does Little Tree feel?
(a) Pride.
(b) Overwhelmed.
(c) Sympathy for the small animals.
(d) Satisfaction about being grown up.

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

7. Why does Granpa pay so much attention to praising Little Tree and making him feel important?
(a) To prevent him from missing his parents too much.
(b) To make him grow up proud.
(c) To ensure that he will show respect to others.
(d) To build up his self-esteem and sense of worth in a world that does not show the Cherokee much respect.

8. At the end of Chapter 1, what kind of house is Little Tree taken to by his grandparents?
(a) A bungalow.
(b) A cabin.
(c) A tepee.
(d) A cottage.

9. In Chapter 7, Little Tree's grandparents place emphasis on teaching him some more very important skills. Why do they do this?
(a) They are making sure that Little Tree learns enough to be self-sufficient off the land.
(b) They want to make sure he will be able to take care of them soon.
(c) They want to make sure he learns about his tribe's habits.
(d) They want to make sure he will be a good father.

10. How does Granpa help Little Tree overcome feeling empty and sad after Ringer's death?
(a) He says the only way not to feel empty and sad is never to love anything, but then he will always feel sad and empty.
(b) He tells him to remember the good times with Ringer.
(c) He tells him he will feel better in a few days.
(d) He tells him to accept that Ringer is better off as he won't suffer anymore.

11. What is the name of the part of the mountain trail between the mountains where the trail becomes thinner?
(a) Thinning Trail.
(b) LittleTrail.
(c) The Narrows.
(d) Narrow Trail.

12. Which of the following best describes the theme of the opening chapter?
(a) Family relationships.
(b) Racism.
(c) Loss and and a new beginning.
(d) Growing up.

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

14. 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 only makes a small amount of whiskey.
(b) He gives away most of the whiskey he makes.
(c) He keeps the whiskey in case of snake bites.
(d) He sells the whiskey for just a little more than what they need to get by.

15. Why is it important for the author to reveal that Granpa and Granma have friends who visit them?
(a) To make it clear that Little Tree is being protected.
(b) To make it clear that Little Tree's grandparents are not bringing him up in a way that isolates him from other people.
(c) To make it clear that Little Tree is kept away from adults who are not Cherokee.
(d) To make it clear that everyone is not racially prejudiced.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Granpa dispose of the whiskey he makes?

2. Why does the author show that important lessons for Little Tree come from Granma and not Granpa?

3. How is Granpa's approach to making whiskey different from that of the "city criminals" who just want to make money?

4. Why does Granpa enjoy hunting even though he has never killed a fox in his life?

5. What reasons are given in Chapter 4 for Granpa to keep the hounds?

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