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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the incident between Little Tree and the lawmen on the mountain demonstrate about Little Tree?
(a) His bravery and commitment to protecting Granpa and the whiskey still from outsiders.
(b) That he loves Granpa but he is afraid of the men with badges.
(c) That he knows the signals necessary to warn Granpa when others are approaching.
(d) That he knows where to hide in the mountains.

2. What does Little Tree mean when he says that Granpa has a "sense of instinct"?
(a) That Granpa knows the trail very well.
(b) That Granpa is able to smell the animals from far away.
(c) That Granpa has common sense.
(d) That Granpa has a natural ability to understand what is going on among the animals during the chase.

3. 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 Granpa almost went to Chattanooga.
(c) That he has many relatives.
(d) That "kin" is all about the love and understanding between some people.

4. Why is the lady in the black car frustrated by Granpa's answer?
(a) Granpa directs them toward a mountain, due west.
(b) She thinks Granpa is deaf.
(c) She thinks Granpa is being rude.
(d) She thinks Granpa is a foreigner.

5. Whose scent does Granpa expect the hounds to pick up to start the hunt in Chapter 4?
(a) Ol' Slipper, the fox.
(b) Ol' Slick, the fox.
(c) Ol' Trickster, the fox.
(d) Ol' Runner, the fox.

6. At the end of Chapter 1, what kind of house is Little Tree taken to by his grandparents?
(a) A cottage.
(b) A bungalow.
(c) A tepee.
(d) A cabin.

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

8. How does Granpa help Little Tree overcome feeling empty and sad after Ringer's death?
(a) He says the only way not to feel empty and sad is never to love anything, but then he will always feel sad and empty.
(b) He tells him to accept that Ringer is better off as he won't suffer anymore.
(c) He tells him he will feel better in a few days.
(d) He tells him to remember the good times with Ringer.

9. How do the Cherokee who escape from the soldiers into the hollows survive?
(a) They journey to the neighboring village and set up a camp.
(b) They hide on the other side of the mountain and survive by hunting deer.
(c) They live off fishing, wild game and sweet root and stay as silent as they can to avoid detection.
(d) They live in caves and survive by fishing in the nearby creek.

10. Which three people does Little Tree learn about from Granpa's stories in Chapter 5?
(a) Uncle Coon, Papa Jack and Pa.
(b) Jack, Papa and Uncle.
(c) An uncle who gets in trouble with women, granpa's pa and Coon Jack.
(d) Uncle, Pa and Bonnie Bee.

11. How does Granpa teach Little Tree respect for the small creatures in Chapter 8?
(a) To stay away from the spiders and the frogs.
(b) To set the spiders back in the ferns when they fall into the water.
(c) To catch the tadpoles and place them in a jar for safety.
(d) To avoid disturbing the frogs' songs by walking on tiptoes.

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

13. Why doesn't Granma scold Little Tree for getting wet in the woods?
(a) Because Granpa begs for him to be forgiven.
(b) Cherokee do not scold children for anything that has to do with the woods.
(c) Because there were no rules laid down about getting wet in the woods.
(d) Because he's already being punished with a bad cold.

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

15. What is the unique mark on Granpa's whiskey jar?
(a) A mark shaped like a tomahawk.
(b) A mark shaped like the whiskey still.
(c) A mark shaped like the fox.
(d) A mark to remind him of his Scottish ancestry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Granma describe some people in the world as "dead"?

2. According to Granpa's joke, why is Ti-bi robbed by the bear, the coon and the Cherokee?

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

4. How do Granma and Granpa portray the 'Trail of Tears' for Little Tree?

5. In Chapter 10 how does the author demonstrate that Little Tree has a conscience?

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