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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the author use contrast to show different lifestyles and characters in Chapter 7?
(a) 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.
(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 contrasts the plow with the fast black car driven by the visitor.
(d) The author describes the mountain and then changes the setting to the busy square at the settlement.

2. How does Pa say farewell to Granpa when he is dying?
(a) He tells Granpa to remember his heritage and pass it on to other Cherokee.
(b) He reminds Granpa about kin and the fact that the mountains will not change and Pa tells him how much he cares for him.
(c) He tells Granpa it is time to surrender and end the fighting.
(d) He tells Granpa to continue to fight for the Nation.

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

4. How does Chapter 2 end?
(a) With a poem about the animals.
(b) With a poem about Mon-o-lah and The Way.
(c) With a poem about the sunrise on the mountain.
(d) With a poem about love of nature.

5. According to Granpa's story, why did his father's friend enter the church with a pistol?
(a) The people in the church have been saying bad things about him.
(b) Because having fought battles all his life and lost everything, he has nothing more to fight about.
(c) He has lost his home and family.
(d) He believes the preacher's sermon is against him.

6. Why does Granpa object to people who age whiskey?
(a) He believes they are trying to disguise bad whiskey by keeping it longer.
(b) He believes that they are trying to make extra money.
(c) He believes they age whiskey to disguise the substances they add to it.
(d) He believes rich men scheme to convince people that aged whiskey is better.

7. What does the reader learn about Granpa from his reaction to the lady in the black car who is rude to him?
(a) He is able to maintain his dignity even when treated badly.
(b) He has a very bad temper.
(c) He is afraid of people who insult others.
(d) He does not understand insults.

8. From the incident with the black car, what is revealed about Granpa's attitude towards words?
(a) Granpa is eager to learn new words.
(b) Granpa thinks there are too many words and he prefers the sound of speech rather than the words used.
(c) Granpa finds words helpful in understanding other people.
(d) Granpa wants Little Tree to learn many new words.

9. What is the Hangin' Gap?
(a) The space between two streams in the mountain.
(b) The gap between the two mountains.
(c) A creek in the thin part of the trail.
(d) The place where Cherokees hang those who steal animals.

10. In Chapter 10 how does the author demonstrate that Little Tree has a conscience?
(a) He gives back coins to Granpa that he finds in the kitchen.
(b) He tells Mr.Jenkins that one bottle of whiskey is not filled up right.
(c) He feels bad to accept candy from Mr. Jenkins just for taking up woodchips.
(d) He gives Mr. Jenkins the unopened candy he finds on the floor.

11. How does Granpa help Little Tree overcome feeling empty and sad after Ringer's death?
(a) He tells him he will feel better in a few days.
(b) He tells him to accept that Ringer is better off as he won't suffer anymore.
(c) He tells him to remember the good times with Ringer.
(d) 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.

12. 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?
(a) Little Cherokee.
(b) Little Bear.
(c) Little Hawk.
(d) Little Bee.

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

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

15. What does the incident between Little Tree and the lawmen on the mountain demonstrate about Little Tree?
(a) That he knows the signals necessary to warn Granpa when others are approaching.
(b) His bravery and commitment to protecting Granpa and the whiskey still from outsiders.
(c) That he loves Granpa but he is afraid of the men with badges.
(d) That he knows where to hide in the mountains.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character comes to visit the family in Chapter 7?

2. Why does the author cause Little Tree to be exposed to the Cherokee views about human nature at such an early age?

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

4. At the end of Chapter 2, how does Little Tree feel?

5. According to Granma, what happens to people who use the body-living mind for greedy purposes?

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