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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Granma make for Little Tree to wear for his first walk up the trail with Granpa?
(a) A bag to take his food.
(b) A hat to protect him from the sun.
(c) Boot moccasins.
(d) A warm coat.
2. What helps to determine whether Granpa and Granma light the coal oil lamp in the evenings during winter?
(a) The time when they go to bed.
(b) The cost of a nickel to fill the coal oil lamp.
(c) The time when the sun sets.
(d) The weather.
3. Why does the author show that important lessons for Little Tree come from Granma and not Granpa?
(a) To show that Granpa has no spiritual side so Granma has to do it.
(b) To show that both his grandparents play equally important roles in shaping his development.
(c) To show that Granma is more knowledgeable about important things.
(d) To show that there is a bond between Granma and Little Tree that does not exist between Little Tree and Granpa.
4. How does the driver of the vehicle who takes Little Tree to his new home treat Granma and Granpa?
(a) He welcomes them.
(b) He argues with them.
(c) He roughly asks for their tickets and makes fun of them when Granma counts up the money to pay.
(d) He is friendly.
5. 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?
(a) The author suggests that he is not very generous, but Little Tree thinks he is kind.
(b) The author suggests that he is spying on how Little Tree is being brought up, but Little Tree thinks he is a true friend.
(c) The author suggests that he is not a sincere friend of the family, but Little Tree trusts him.
(d) The author suggests that he is always making up stories and schemes, but Little Tree thinks he is wise and successful.
6. What does Little Tree learn about Granpa when he hears him say "I kin ye Bonnie Bee"?
(a) That Granpa will take care of Granma.
(b) Little Tree learns of the love and understanding that Granpa has for Granma.
(c) That Granma is a good worker.
(d) That Granma takes care of the bees.
7. At the end of Chapter 1, what kind of house is Little Tree taken to by his grandparents?
(a) A cottage.
(b) A cabin.
(c) A bungalow.
(d) A tepee.
8. How does Granpa help Little Tree relate the lessons about nature to the behavior of some people?
(a) Granpa says that people who take more than their share cause others to starve.
(b) Granpa says that people who take more than their share cause jealousy.
(c) Granpa says that people who take more than their share do better than others.
(d) Granpa teaches Little Tree that people who store and take more than their share contribute to wars, land-grabbing and changing nature's ways.
9. How does Granpa help Little Tree to accept the death of Ringer after he is bludgeoned in the mountains?
(a) Granpa says Ringer is aware of being found and taken home so he dies feeling better.
(b) Granpa says Ringer knows that his time has come so he dies happy.
(c) Granpa says Ringer dies knowing that Little Tree appreciates his help in the mountains.
(d) Granpa says Ringer knows his injuries are too serious so he accepts he has to die.
10. What is Little Tree especially proud of in Chapter 9?
(a) That he knows how to calculate the money from the whiskey.
(b) That he owns fifty percent of the stake in the whiskey business.
(c) That he is helping to take care of Granpa and Granma.
(d) That he can contribute to making his own living.
11. Who does Granpa ask about the law that made him angry?
(a) The owner of the supply store at the settlement.
(b) The man at the settlement who pulls teeth.
(c) A man who gives them a car ride from the settlement.
(d) The librarian.
12. How do the visitor's ambitions contrast with the values of Granpa and Granma?
(a) The visitor is intent on getting rich while Granpa and Granma have no interest in having more than they need to survive.
(b) The visitor wants to get easy money but Granpa and Granma know they own inherited land so they need no schemes to get rich.
(c) The visitor wants quick riches but Granpa and Granma prefer to get rich by selling crops.
(d) The visitor wants money but Granma and Granpa don't want to be rich, they just want to protect Little Tree's inheritance.
13. Why does the author provide signs of racism in this first chapter of the book?
(a) To foreshadow more serious instances of racism that will occur later.
(b) Because the Cherokees constantly practice racism.
(c) Because Little Tree's family are freedom fighters.
(d) Because it's the only time it happens.
14. 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 tells Little Tree he can have one of the corns, and Little Tree is tempted to take the biggest one.
(c) He brings only three small corns so Little Tree has to do without.
(d) He takes three slices of Granma's sweet potato pie, and Little Tree silently craves the last slice.
15. What would be the most appropriate alternate title for Chapter 5?
(a) Differences in Culture.
(b) The Big Black Car.
(c) A Visit to the Settlement.
(d) Little Tree Learns of Chattanooga.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why doesn't Granma scold Little Tree for getting wet in the woods?
2. Who guides the family when it comes to books, decisions and words?
3. What do Little Tree's grandparents reveal about the Cherokee style of passing on information and lessons from one generation to the other?
4. How does Little Tree's innocence and trust lead him to lose his money?
5. According to Chapter 3, how does Granpa feel about politicians and authority figures?
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