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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In the early chapters of the book, what kind of education is Little Tree receiving from his grandparents?
(a) An education about responsibility.
(b) An education that is limited to the Cherokee way of life.
(c) An education about becoming a hunter.
(d) A varied and practical education.

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

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

5. Why does the author cause Little Tree to be exposed to the Cherokee views about human nature at such an early age?
(a) He wants Little Tree to know very early about the superstitious beliefs that he should avoid.
(b) To prepare him for future events in which he will see the good and evil in human nature.
(c) To help Little Tree understand things in case Granpa and Granma die.
(d) To show Little Tree that there is more depth in Granma than there is in Granpa.

6. 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 protecting Ti-bi from the hawk.
(c) By selecting the three smallest turkeys from the turkey trap to take home.
(d) By rescuing the quail.

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

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

9. In Chapter 6, how does the author explain that Pa knows Indians are around?
(a) He sees the remains of fires and cooked meat.
(b) 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.
(c) He sees smoke signals across the mountain.
(d) He hears the Indians whispering in the mountains.

10. What would be the most appropriate alternate title for Chapter 5?
(a) A Visit to the Settlement.
(b) Differences in Culture.
(c) Little Tree Learns of Chattanooga.
(d) The Big Black Car.

11. According to Little Tree, why do the white mountain men in the area respect Granpa?
(a) Because he is knowledgeable about the mountains.
(b) For his skills at trailing animals and his sense of instinct.
(c) For the lessons he teaches Little Tree.
(d) For his love of nature.

12. Who guides the family when it comes to books, decisions and words?
(a) Pa.
(b) Granpa.
(c) Granma.
(d) The librarian.

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

14. In the mountains in Chapter 2, what does Little Tree see Tal-con doing?
(a) Swooping down to kill a quail.
(b) Setting a trap for turkeys.
(c) Chasing ground rats.
(d) Climbing trees.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose scent does Granpa expect the hounds to pick up to start the hunt in Chapter 4?

2. What is the difference between the author's portrayal of the visitor in Chapter 7 and the way in which the innocent Little Tree views him?

3. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 6?

4. What is Little Tree especially proud of in Chapter 9?

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

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