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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In Little Tree's new home, what is the "dogtrot"?
(a) An exercise room.
(b) An open hallway to let hounds through.
(c) A place where dogs are fed.
(d) A place for dogs to sleep.
2. What is Little Tree planning to do with the extra coins he is keeping in his pocket from his savings?
(a) Buy a dictionary to learn new words.
(b) Buy candy for the sharecropper's daughter.
(c) Buy a hat for Granpa.
(d) Buy a candy box for Granma's Christmas present.
3. What does Little Tree find interesting that makes him watch the umbrella spider for hours?
(a) How the spider outwits and eats several flies.
(b) How persistent the spider is in building a wide web across ferns, even though it keeps falling into the water.
(c) How the spider climbs out of the water.
(d) How the spider crawls back to the same place repeatedly.
4. When the soldiers drive the Cherokee from their land, how do the Cherokee show their pride?
(a) They sing brave songs on the journey.
(b) They plant their nation's flag where every Cherokee is buried.
(c) They fight back and repel the soldiers.
(d) They look straight ahead as they march and refuse rides in the soldiers' wagons.
5. Why does the author cause Little Tree to be exposed to the Cherokee views about human nature at such an early age?
(a) To show Little Tree that there is more depth in Granma than there is in Granpa.
(b) To prepare him for future events in which he will see the good and evil in human nature.
(c) He wants Little Tree to know very early about the superstitious beliefs that he should avoid.
(d) To help Little Tree understand things in case Granpa and Granma die.
6. According to his grandparents, why is it important for Little Tree to learn about his past?
(a) Because without understanding his past, he will not understand his future.
(b) Because he will have to teach his own children about the past.
(c) Because it will help him understand the Cherokee ways.
(d) So he will know about his relatives.
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. 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 there is a bond between Granma and Little Tree that does not exist between Little Tree and Granpa.
(d) To show that Granma is more knowledgeable about important things.
9. What is the unique mark on Granpa's whiskey jar?
(a) A mark to remind him of his Scottish ancestry.
(b) A mark shaped like the fox.
(c) A mark shaped like a tomahawk.
(d) A mark shaped like the whiskey still.
10. How does the author reveal that the policeman might be wrong to put the driver of the black car in jail?
(a) The policeman does not read the driver his rights.
(b) The policeman takes the visitor's word that the driver is speeding.
(c) The policeman does not allow the driver to explain himself properly.
(d) 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.
11. 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 thinks there are too many words and he prefers the sound of speech rather than the words used.
(c) Granpa finds words helpful in understanding other people.
(d) Granpa is eager to learn new words.
12. Which of the following best describes the theme of the opening chapter?
(a) Loss and and a new beginning.
(c) Growing up.
(d) Family relationships.
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) The sights and sounds terrify him.
(b) He hates the sound of the wind but he likes the whispering wind.
(c) He finds the surroundings strange.
(d) He is longing for his old surroundings.
14. 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 can contribute to making his own living.
(d) That he is helping to take care of Granpa and Granma.
15. What is the Hangin' Gap?
(a) The gap between the two mountains.
(b) The place where Cherokees hang those who steal animals.
(c) The space between two streams in the mountain.
(d) A creek in the thin part of the trail.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 7, why does Granpa say that Little Tree looks like he is becoming a man?
2. How is Granpa's approach to making whiskey different from that of the "city criminals" who just want to make money?
3. Which three people does Little Tree learn about from Granpa's stories in Chapter 5?
4. 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?
5. Which of the following would be the best alternate title for Chapter 3?
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