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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Chapter 3, how does Granpa feel about politicians and authority figures?
(a) Granpa likes to hear about politicians and authority figures.
(b) Granpa believes politicians and authority figures are necessary to keep order.
(c) Granpa does not like politicians and authority figures.
(d) Granpa is afraid of politicians and authority figures.
2. What would be the most appropriate alternate title for Chapter 5?
(a) A Visit to the Settlement.
(b) Little Tree Learns of Chattanooga.
(c) Differences in Culture.
(d) The Big Black Car.
3. What does the woman in the black car ask when she stops Little Tree and Granpa on their way back from the settlement?
(a) If they want a ride home.
(b) The way to Chattanooga.
(c) The way to the church.
(d) The way to the cabin.
4. 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 Hawk.
(c) Little Bee.
(d) Little Bear.
5. According to Little Tree, why do the white mountain men in the area respect Granpa?
(a) For his love of nature.
(b) For the lessons he teaches Little Tree.
(c) Because he is knowledgeable about the mountains.
(d) For his skills at trailing animals and his sense of instinct.
6. 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 tempted to take more food than he should.
(b) Little Tree is gullible and trusting.
(c) Little Tree does not pay close attention when others are speaking.
(d) Little Tree is afraid to trust others.
7. In the narration, Little Tree says he discovers later on that Granma only read some parts of the stories about George Washington. What reason does Little Tree suggest for this?
(a) She doesn't want to upset Little Tree.
(b) She thinks Granpa will get angry.
(c) She doesn't want Little Tree exposed to violent stories.
(d) She wants Granpa to have someone to admire.
8. How is the reader made aware that Pa eventually gets very close to the Indians?
(a) He eventually marries one of the young daughters.
(b) He advises them on how to remain safe from the soldiers.
(c) He moves into their camp.
(d) He moves them closer to where he lives.
9. How does the author reveal that the policeman might be wrong to put the driver of the black car in jail?
(a) The policeman throws the driver of the car in jail for saying he is from Chicago when the license plate says Illinois, but Chicago is in Illinois.
(b) The policeman does not allow the driver to explain himself properly.
(c) The policeman does not read the driver his rights.
(d) The policeman takes the visitor's word that the driver is speeding.
10. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 6?
(a) Survival of the Strong.
(c) Understanding the Past.
(d) The Lost People.
11. Why does the author provide signs of racism in this first chapter of the book?
(a) Because the Cherokees constantly practice racism.
(b) To foreshadow more serious instances of racism that will occur later.
(c) Because Little Tree's family are freedom fighters.
(d) Because it's the only time it happens.
12. Which of the following best describes the theme of the opening chapter?
(b) Family relationships.
(c) Loss and and a new beginning.
(d) Growing up.
13. In Chapter 1, what does Little Tree's description of the woods around his new home reveal about his attitude to the surroundings?
(a) He is longing for his old surroundings.
(b) The sights and sounds terrify him.
(c) He hates the sound of the wind but he likes the whispering wind.
(d) He finds the surroundings strange.
14. 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 gives Mr. Jenkins the unopened candy he finds on the floor.
(c) He tells Mr.Jenkins that one bottle of whiskey is not filled up right.
(d) He feels bad to accept candy from Mr. Jenkins just for taking up woodchips.
15. In Chapter 2, how does Little Tree demonstrate that he has learned Granpa's lesson about nature's ways?
(a) By rescuing the quail.
(b) By releasing the turkeys from the trap.
(c) By protecting Ti-bi from the hawk.
(d) By selecting the three smallest turkeys from the turkey trap to take home.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Little Tree especially proud of in Chapter 9?
2. Granma accidentally reads about a law introduced by George Washington and this gets Granpa very angry. What law is this?
3. How is Granpa's approach to making whiskey different from that of the "city criminals" who just want to make money?
4. Why does the author show that important lessons for Little Tree come from Granma and not Granpa?
5. When the soldiers drive the Cherokee from their land, how do the Cherokee show their pride?
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