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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Little Tree believe that the incident in which he gets into trouble with the teacher eventually leads to Granpa coming for him?
(a) Because he knows that Grandpa will feel his suffering in the weeping of the wind.
(b) Because he tells them through the Dog Star every night about what happens, and that he wants to go home.
(c) Because that night he dreams that Granpa comes for him.
(d) Because he sneaks a letter to Granma complaining about his punishment.
2. Why does Little Tree describe Fall as nature's grace time?
(a) It is the time to give thanks for nature's grace.
(b) It is the time to prepare for Christmas.
(c) It is a time to put things in order, to remember, and to regret things that weren't accomplished.
(d) It is the time to say extra prayers for a safe winter.
3. In regard to the family that Granpa sees facing hardships on the farm, what do Granpa and the soldiers have in common?
(a) They are motivated to provide help.
(b) They are concerned about the children.
(c) They are prejudiced against the black man at the farm.
(d) They believe they have no right to be there.
4. What does the author reveal about how Little Tree is released from the orphanage?
(a) That the reverend sends for Granpa and tells him he is being followed by a savage who tells him Little Tree is to go home.
(b) That the reverend sends for Granma and tells her to remove Little Tree because Granpa is threatening him.
(c) That Pine Billy goes to the reverend and tells him to release Little Tree or he will report the beatings to the authorities.
(d) That the reverend sends for Granpa and tells him Little Tree is to be taken away because of his savagery.
5. How does the preacher make Granpa angry in some of his sermons?
(a) He talks a lot about Pharisees or separates, while looking and pointing straight at Granpa's family.
(b) He talks with contempt about the Catholics.
(c) He talks with contempt about the Cherokee.
(d) He rants and raves about whiskey makers.
6. How does the author create sympathy in the reader for Willow John?
(a) He describes how Willow John stays away from everyone and looks sad.
(b) He describes how there are always tears in his eyes when he speaks about the Nation.
(c) He describes Willow John as a broken man.
(d) He describes his silence about the lost Nation and his sad eyes that suggest his thoughts are far away.
7. 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 throw them off the land but they tie them up in the barn.
(b) Granpa expects the soldiers to help the people but they actually attack them with guns .
(c) Granpa expects the soldiers to stop them from plowing but they charge them taxes.
(d) Granpa expects the soldiers to harm them but they actually bring them a mule.
8. How does the author demonstrate that despite being poor, the sharecropper is instilling pride in his daughter?
(a) The sharecropper tells Granpa to keep his grandson away from his daughter.
(b) The sharecropper chastises his daughter for talking to Little Tree.
(c) The sharecropper whips his daughter's legs and tells her to give back the moccasins Little Tree gives to her.
(d) The sharecropper forbids his daughter to speak to Little Tree.
9. 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 nickel and a bullfrog that starts a loud croaking in church.
(d) He gives Willow John a whistle and he tries it out in church.
10. What does the author imply might be the reason for the special bond that exists between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family?
(a) That they both place a great emphasis on education.
(b) That they both have lost their "Nation" and have relatives scattered all over.
(c) That they have both experienced prejudice and exclusion.
(d) Thay they have both lost many relatives.
11. What evidence is given in Chapter 16 that there is prejudice even in the church?
(a) The Cherokee have to stand at the back door and listen to the service.
(b) The Episcopalians are the only ones who can participate in decisions about the church.
(c) The preacher gives preferential treatment to the rich Episcopalian family who gives a whole dollar for collection.
(d) Cherokee children are not allowed at Sunday School.
12. Why does the author include the special relationship between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family in the story?
(a) To show that Little Tree has someone to help round out his education.
(b) To show that Little Tree is learning to relate to many different people.
(c) To show that despite ethnic and racial differences, people with common values and beliefs can become close friends.
(d) To show that the world has many different types of people.
13. What advice from Granma does Little Tree follow to help him get through his need for communication with his grandparents?
(a) He watches the Milky Way and communicates with his family.
(b) He watches the moon and tells it his secrets.
(c) He watches the mountain range in the distance and communicates with his family.
(d) He watches the Dog Star from his window and imagines conversations with Granma, Granpa and Willow John.
14. What important part does Mr. Wine play in the education of Little Tree?
(a) He teaches Little Tree about Jewish history.
(b) He teaches Little Tree how to fix clocks.
(c) He teaches Little Tree how to taste wine.
(d) He teaches Little Tree how to tell time, how to solve math problems and how to be thrifty.
15. What is the first thing that Little Tree does on the trail when he is going home from the orphanage?
(a) He takes off his shoes so he can feel the trail.
(b) He runs to his secret place.
(c) He runs to The Narrows.
(d) He puts on his moccasins.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do the two men from Chattanooga make fun of Little Tree?
2. What change does Little Tree make that demonstrates how much he has learned from the loss of the money spent on the calf?
3. What is the special symbolism of the chapter title "Down From the mountain"?
4. 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?
5. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?
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