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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 4, why does Little Tree feel grown-up?
(a) Granpa lets him go up the trail by himself.
(b) He is allowed to prepare the food.
(c) Granma teaches him to make his own shirt.
(d) Granma gives him a deer shirt like Granpa's to wear.

2. According to his grandparents, why is it important for Little Tree to learn about his past?
(a) Because without understanding his past, he will not understand his future.
(b) Because he will have to teach his own children about the past.
(c) Because it will help him understand the Cherokee ways.
(d) So he will know about his relatives.

3. How does the driver of the vehicle who takes Little Tree to his new home treat Granma and Granpa?
(a) He roughly asks for their tickets and makes fun of them when Granma counts up the money to pay.
(b) He welcomes them.
(c) He is friendly.
(d) He argues with them.

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

5. How does Granma respond when Little Tree gives her musk bugs?
(a) She is frightened and asks him to take them away.
(b) She gathers them in a bottle to make the cabin smell good.
(c) She praises Little Tree for spreading good by sharing whatever good one finds.
(d) She calls Granpa to complain about what Little Tree has done.

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

7. What does Little Tree learn about Granpa when he hears him say "I kin ye Bonnie Bee"?
(a) Little Tree learns of the love and understanding that Granpa has for Granma.
(b) That Granma is a good worker.
(c) That Granma takes care of the bees.
(d) That Granpa will take care of Granma.

8. How does the incident with the fox and hounds affect the relationship between Granpa and Little Tree?
(a) It has no effect on the relationship.
(b) It damages the relationship between Granpa and Little Tree.
(c) It causes Little Tree to fear Granpa.
(d) It continues to deepen the growing bond between Granpa and Little Tree.

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

10. Why does Granpa want Little Tree to learn his trade when he is only six-years-old?
(a) Because Little Tree is smart enough to learn.
(b) Because even if Little Tree switches trades later, he will always have something to fall back on.
(c) Because Little Tree should be kept from being idle.
(d) Because he is growing old and Little Tree will soon have to take over.

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

12. What is the most important lesson that Little Tree learns from the stories heard in Chapter 5?
(a) The bad effects of fighting.
(b) That "kin" is all about the love and understanding between some people.
(c) That Granpa almost went to Chattanooga.
(d) That he has many relatives.

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

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

15. What lesson does the author teach the reader in Chapter 6, based on how the Indians responded to the oppression by the soldiers?
(a) The oppressed should fight back even if it causes more deaths.
(b) The oppressed will always turn against each other in order to escape death.
(c) The oppressed should surrender in order to save lives.
(d) Oppressed people can remain strong and proud.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which books are Granma's favorites to read?

2. As he goes up the trail, how does Little Tree become aware of "Mon-o-lah", the earth mother?

3. 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?

4. In Chapter 7, why does Granpa say that Little Tree looks like he is becoming a man?

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

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