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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
(a) He calls him a terrible name and says he doesn't have to go to church because people like him cannot be saved.
(b) He assigns Little Tree to a cot in the basement.
(c) He gives Little Tree special clothing that will set him apart from the other children.
(d) He makes Little Tree wear a shirt with "Outcast" written across the back.
2. How does Granpa help Little Tree understand the seriousness of spending the money on the calf?
(a) Granpa makes Little Tree go without his earnings for the next two weeks.
(b) Granpa makes Little Tree write down on paper how much he spent and lost.
(c) Granpa reduces Little Tree's stake in the business.
(d) Granpa sends him to find the man who sold him the calf and demand his money.
3. How does the author suggest that even nature is mourning about Little Tree's departure?
(a) Little Tree describes the rain as mournful and sad.
(b) Little Tree's description says a low oak limb's finger pulls the tow sack off his shoulder, and a lonesome dove gets no answer to his call.
(c) Granpa says even the animals are howling with sadness.
(d) Granma says the frogs and spiders in Little Tree's secret place have hidden away.
4. What do Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter have in common?
(a) Both are poor.
(b) Both live off the land and have a strong sense of pride.
(c) Both are exposed to the challenges of being young in an adult world.
(d) Both are being deprived of education.
5. At church, how does Granpa demonstrate his belief about the importance of self-sufficiency ?
(a) Granpa brings whiskey for the poor so they can learn how to sell it and save extra money.
(b) Granpa gives no one anything; instead he offers to teach them how to plow the land for food.
(c) Instead of giving people money, he offers to teach them how to make whiskey.
(d) When a family loses all their furniture in a fire, Granpa brings them a chair and shows the man how to make it himself.
6. What weekly event puts Little Tree and his family in the company of Willow John?
(a) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they pick up Willow John to go home with them.
(b) On the way from church every Sunday, they pick up Willow John to go to the cabin for lunch.
(c) On the way to church every Sunday, they stop to visit Willow John.
(d) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they drop off supplies for Willow John.
7. According to Mr. Jenkins, who are the two men from Chattanooga and why are they looking for Granpa?
(a) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men who have come to investigate Little Tree's upbringing.
(b) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men who want to buy land from Granpa.
(c) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men who want to buy crops from Granpa.
(d) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men in the whiskey trade and want to put Granpa to work on a big still.
8. What is unusual about the type of church that Little Tree's family attends?
(a) The church is only open for services once per month.
(b) It is the only church so the preacher uses many different languages.
(c) The church only allows Cherokee to sit at the back.
(d) It is the only church so it services various faiths, including Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and Church of Christ.
9. In the incident when Granpa sees the old farmhouse in the clearing, why is Granpa surprised by the soldier's treatment of the people on the farm when he returns there later?
(a) Granpa expects the soldiers to harm them but they actually bring them a mule.
(b) Granpa expects the soldiers to help the people but they actually attack them with guns .
(c) Granpa expects the soldiers to throw them off the land but they tie them up in the barn.
(d) Granpa expects the soldiers to stop them from plowing but they charge them taxes.
10. How does Little Tree create a disturbance in church?
(a) He gives Willow John a harmless snake which jumps on a lady who screams out in church.
(b) He comes in late and falls over in the aisle.
(c) He gives Willow John a whistle and he tries it out in church.
(d) He gives Willow John a nickel and a bullfrog that starts a loud croaking in church.
11. The author shares many Cherokee symbols with the reader. What is revealed in Chapter 14 about the meaning of an Indian holding up his palm?
(a) The Indian wants someone to stay away.
(b) It means "Welcome".
(c) It means peace because he is showing he has no weapons.
(d) It means there is an agreement.
12. How does Mr. Wine's death shed light on the previous incident in which he prays and then walks away without acknowledging Little Tree's gratitude for the yellow coat?
(a) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine knows he is going to die and wants to express his special feeling for Little Tree.
(b) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine knows he is about to die and has no relatives to tell.
(c) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine is losing his mind.
(d) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine wants to die alone.
13. Why is Wilburn, the boy at the orphanage, as much of an outcast as Little Tree is?
(a) He is Jewish.
(b) He is African-American.
(c) He is Mexican.
(d) His clubfoot makes him different from the other children.
14. What is the importance of the way Chapter 12 ends?
(a) To demonstrate that everyone in the family has an important role.
(b) To demonstrate that the Cherokee way of life has serious dangers.
(c) To demonstrate how grave danger has cemented the bonds among the members of the family.
(d) To demonstrate that time is running out for the family.
15. What advice from Granma does Little Tree follow to help him get through his need for communication with his grandparents?
(a) He watches the moon and tells it his secrets.
(b) He watches the Milky Way and communicates with his family.
(c) He watches the Dog Star from his window and imagines conversations with Granma, Granpa and Willow John.
(d) He watches the mountain range in the distance and communicates with his family.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Mr. Wine assure Little Tree that he is getting a good education?
2. What does the author reveal about how Little Tree is released from the orphanage?
3. How does the author create sympathy in the reader for Willow John?
4. What important part does Mr. Wine play in the education of Little Tree?
5. How does the author demonstrate that despite being poor, the sharecropper is instilling pride in his daughter?
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