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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What reason does Granpa suggest as the only logical explanation for this law of George Washington's that makes him so angry?
(a) Washington hates Cherokees.
(b) Washington is a thief.
(c) Washington hates children.
(d) Washington got a blow in the head.

3. How is this visitor in Chapter 7 hoping to become rich?
(a) Through a reward from the police for turning in a stolen black car.
(b) Through a prize in a competition at the settlement.
(c) By selling a large piece of land to the government and then earn interest at the bank.
(d) By winning a writing competition and through a reward for alerting the police to the existence of a big criminal.

4. How is the reader made aware that Pa eventually gets very close to the Indians?
(a) He eventually marries one of the young daughters.
(b) He moves them closer to where he lives.
(c) He moves into their camp.
(d) He advises them on how to remain safe from the soldiers.

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

6. In Chapter 2, what is the most important lesson that Little Tree learns about nature?
(a) That the hawks help humans by killing dangerous animals.
(b) That there is a sense of balance in nature.
(c) That small creatures need to be protected by larger ones.
(d) That only the strong will survive.

7. 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.

8. 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 there is trouble coming.
(b) Because Granpa knows that a politician will be visiting.
(c) Because shortly after the reminder, Little Tree is tricked by a "Christian" using misleading words.
(d) Because Little Tree is getting older and facing new challenges.

9. 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 medicinal herbs that Granma collects.
(b) He is naturally attracted to the songs of the frogs.
(c) He is naturally attracted to the spiders weaving their webs.
(d) He finds himself a special "secret" place and Granma tells him all Cherokees have secret places.

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. 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.

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

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

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

15. What does the visitor in Chapter 7 do at dinner that tempts Little Tree to forget one of his lessons about taking things?
(a) He wears bright yellow high-top shoes that Little Tree secretly craves.
(b) He takes three slices of Granma's sweet potato pie, and Little Tree silently craves the last slice.
(c) He brings only three small corns so Little Tree has to do without.
(d) He tells Little Tree he can have one of the corns, and Little Tree is tempted to take the biggest one.

Short Answer Questions

1. Little Tree's bed is made of what material?

2. Why is the lady in the black car frustrated by Granpa's answer?

3. At the end of Chapter 1, what kind of house is Little Tree taken to by his grandparents?

4. In Chapter 2, who has just died when Little Tree's relatives argue about where he should live?

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

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