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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 is eager to learn new words.
(b) Granpa wants Little Tree to learn many new words.
(c) Granpa thinks there are too many words and he prefers the sound of speech rather than the words used.
(d) Granpa finds words helpful in understanding other people.
2. Which book is always available at Little Tree's cabin and why?
(a) A dictionary because Little Tree has to learn five words every week.
(b) A book about the Cherokees so that Little Tree can learn his heritage.
(c) A special book about nature because Little Tree's grandparents want him to love nature.
(d) A bible so that Little Tree can read more about the lessons he hears at church.
3. What does Little Tree mean when he says that Granpa has a "sense of instinct"?
(a) That Granpa is able to smell the animals from far away.
(b) That Granpa knows the trail very well.
(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.
4. Why is it important for the author to reveal that Granpa and Granma have friends who visit them?
(a) To make it clear that Little Tree's grandparents are not bringing him up in a way that isolates him from other people.
(b) To make it clear that everyone is not racially prejudiced.
(c) To make it clear that Little Tree is being protected.
(d) To make it clear that Little Tree is kept away from adults who are not Cherokee.
5. What is the mode of narration used by the author to tell the story?
(a) The author uses first person from a child's perspective.
(b) The author uses a third person narrator who is not in the story.
(c) The author is the narrator and knows everything.
(d) The author uses a second person point of view.
6. Which of the following best describes the theme of the opening chapter?
(a) Growing up.
(b) Loss and and a new beginning.
(c) Family relationships.
7. In what special activity do Little Tree and his grandparents participate on weekend evenings during the winter?
(a) They go to church.
(b) They make rugs from the deer hide.
(c) Granma reads to Little Tree and Granpa.
(d) They roast chestnuts in the fireplace.
8. How do the visitor's ambitions contrast with the values of Granpa and Granma?
(a) The visitor wants money but Granma and Granpa don't want to be rich, they just want to protect Little Tree's inheritance.
(b) The visitor wants quick riches but Granpa and Granma prefer to get rich by selling crops.
(c) The visitor wants to get easy money but Granpa and Granma know they own inherited land so they need no schemes to get rich.
(d) The visitor is intent on getting rich while Granpa and Granma have no interest in having more than they need to survive.
9. What can the reader deduce about the author's intention in describing Cherokee beliefs and values in Chapter 8?
(a) He intends to show that the Cherokee beliefs and values will make Little Tree feel like an outsider.
(b) He intends to ridicule the Cherokee's beliefs.
(c) He intends to show how different the Cherokee beliefs are from American beliefs.
(d) He intends to be respectful of the Cherokee beliefs and values.
10. What do Little Tree's grandparents reveal about the Cherokee style of passing on information and lessons from one generation to the other?
(a) They use the oral tradition in which stories are used to pass on information.
(b) They use a special writing system.
(c) They use symbols on caves.
(d) There is no writing system so valuable information is lost.
11. Who guides the family when it comes to books, decisions and words?
(d) The librarian.
12. What is Granpa's reason for taking Little Tree on this walk up the trail?
(a) To show him the bees at work.
(b) To teach him how to hunt.
(c) To show him the way up to the mountains so he can see the sunrise.
(d) To expose him to the animals and teach him "The Way".
13. How does Granpa dispose of the whiskey he makes?
(a) He gives away half and sells half.
(b) He sells most of it, keeps some, and gives away the rest.
(c) He keeps most of it and sells the rest to the store.
(d) He sells nine gallons to a store and keeps two gallons for use at home.
14. 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 it's the only time it happens.
(c) Because Little Tree's family are freedom fighters.
(d) Because the Cherokees constantly practice racism.
15. What does the incident between Little Tree and the lawmen on the mountain demonstrate about Little Tree?
(a) That he knows where to hide in the mountains.
(b) That he knows the signals necessary to warn Granpa when others are approaching.
(c) That he loves Granpa but he is afraid of the men with badges.
(d) His bravery and commitment to protecting Granpa and the whiskey still from outsiders.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Granma, what happens to people who use the body-living mind for greedy purposes?
2. 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?
3. Granma accidentally reads about a law introduced by George Washington and this gets Granpa very angry. What law is this?
4. Why is the lady in the black car frustrated by Granpa's answer?
5. Which of the following would be the best alternate title for Chapter 3?
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