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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. From the incident with the black car, what is revealed about Granpa's attitude towards words?
(a) Granpa wants Little Tree to learn many new words.
(b) Granpa finds words helpful in understanding other people.
(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.
2. In Chapter 6, how does the author explain that Pa knows Indians are around?
(a) 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.
(b) He sees smoke signals across the mountain.
(c) He hears the Indians whispering in the mountains.
(d) He sees the remains of fires and cooked meat.
3. Granma accidentally reads about a law introduced by George Washington and this gets Granpa very angry. What law is this?
(a) A tax on whiskey.
(b) A tax on Cherokee lands.
(c) A law to send all Cherokee children to orphanages for proper education.
(d) A law to force Cherokees to live in modern houses.
4. According to Granma, what happens to people who use the body-living mind for greedy purposes?
(a) They suffer because other people hate their prosperity.
(b) The spirit-mind shrinks and in rebirth, the child is born with a small spirit-mind that could eventually disappear and be completely lost.
(c) They suffer because they have no spirit of generosity.
(d) They are the ones who acquire wealth and power.
5. Why does Granpa object to people who age whiskey?
(a) He believes they age whiskey to disguise the substances they add to it.
(b) He believes rich men scheme to convince people that aged whiskey is better.
(c) He believes they are trying to disguise bad whiskey by keeping it longer.
(d) He believes that they are trying to make extra money.
6. Little Tree's bed is made of what material?
(a) Dried grass.
(b) Old cloths stuffed in a large bag.
(c) Deer hide stretched on a frame of hickory posts.
(d) A large flat board covered with sheets.
7. How is the reader made aware that Pa eventually gets very close to the Indians?
(a) He moves into their camp.
(b) He eventually marries one of the young daughters.
(c) He advises them on how to remain safe from the soldiers.
(d) He moves them closer to where he lives.
8. In his reaction to this visitor, what characteristics does Little Tree display that he will have to overcome in order to avoid difficulties with some people outside his family?
(a) Little Tree is gullible and trusting.
(b) Little Tree is afraid to trust others.
(c) Little Tree does not pay close attention when others are speaking.
(d) Little Tree is tempted to take more food than he should.
9. 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.
10. What does the incident between Little Tree and the lawmen on the mountain demonstrate about Little Tree?
(a) That he loves Granpa but he is afraid of the men with badges.
(b) That he knows the signals necessary to warn Granpa when others are approaching.
(c) That he knows where to hide in the mountains.
(d) His bravery and commitment to protecting Granpa and the whiskey still from outsiders.
11. In Chapter 7, Little Tree's grandparents place emphasis on teaching him some more very important skills. Why do they do this?
(a) They want to make sure he learns about his tribe's habits.
(b) They want to make sure he will be a good father.
(c) They are making sure that Little Tree learns enough to be self-sufficient off the land.
(d) They want to make sure he will be able to take care of them soon.
12. How old is Little Tree when the novel begins?
(a) Six years old.
(b) Five years old.
(c) Nine years old.
(d) Seven years old.
13. 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 afraid of people who insult others.
(b) He does not understand insults.
(c) He is able to maintain his dignity even when treated badly.
(d) He has a very bad temper.
14. How does Little Tree's innocence and trust lead him to lose his money?
(a) A calf owner convinces him to buy a sick calf that soon dies.
(b) Pine Billy encourages him to use the money in a scheme to make more money.
(c) The preacher encourages him to throw his extra money in the collection plate for the poor.
(d) The sharecropper pleads with him to give his daughter some money.
15. Who is Smokehouse and what role does he play in Chapter 7?
(a) The policeman who investigates the claim made by the visitor about an alleged criminal.
(b) The partner who works with the visitor to write the entry for the competition.
(c) The friend who gives the visitor a ride to the cabin.
(d) A half-Cherokee who burns wood for the coal oil lamp.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Granpa's story, why did his father's friend enter the church with a pistol?
2. By allowing him to watch the chase, how does Granpa reinforce his earlier lessons to Little Tree about the ways of nature and animals?
3. What is Little Tree's responsibility in producing the whiskey?
4. How does Granpa help Little Tree overcome feeling empty and sad after Ringer's death?
5. At the beginning of the novel, how is Little Tree taken to his new home?
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