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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 preacher gives preferential treatment to the rich Episcopalian family who gives a whole dollar for collection.
(c) The Episcopalians are the only ones who can participate in decisions about the church.
(d) Cherokee children are not allowed at Sunday School.
2. What change does Little Tree make that demonstrates how much he has learned from the loss of the money spent on the calf?
(a) He resolves to keep his extra money in his fruit jar instead of in his pocket.
(b) He resolves to give his money to Granma to keep.
(c) He resolves to give Granpa his money to keep.
(d) He resolves to bury his money in his secret place.
3. 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 want to buy land from Granpa.
(b) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men who want to buy crops from Granpa.
(c) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men who have come to investigate Little Tree's upbringing.
(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.
4. How does the author create sympathy in the reader for Willow John?
(a) He describes Willow John as a broken man.
(b) He describes how Willow John stays away from everyone and looks sad.
(c) He describes how there are always tears in his eyes when he speaks about the Nation.
(d) He describes his silence about the lost Nation and his sad eyes that suggest his thoughts are far away.
5. 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 harm them but they actually bring them a mule.
(d) Granpa expects the soldiers to stop them from plowing but they charge them taxes.
6. Why does Little Tree describe Fall as nature's grace time?
(a) It is the time to prepare for Christmas.
(b) It is the time to say extra prayers for a safe winter.
(c) It is the time to give thanks for nature's grace.
(d) It is a time to put things in order, to remember, and to regret things that weren't accomplished.
7. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
(a) He assigns Little Tree to a cot in the basement.
(b) He makes Little Tree wear a shirt with "Outcast" written across the back.
(c) He gives Little Tree special clothing that will set him apart from the other children.
(d) He calls him a terrible name and says he doesn't have to go to church because people like him cannot be saved.
8. How do religious and cultural beliefs cause Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter to act negatively towards each other?
(a) Little Tree has been taught to distrust Christians, while the girl has been taught that Indians are lazy heathen savages.
(b) They dislike each other because they have different beliefs.
(c) Their beliefs cause them to avoid speaking to each other.
(d) Their beliefs cause them to remain on separate sides of the square at the settlement.
9. How does Little Tree's education and instincts about nature get him into trouble at the orphanage?
(a) He explains to the teacher that the deer in a picture are mating.
(b) He explains to the teacher that the dogs in the courtyard are mating.
(c) He tells the teacher that the trees and the winds can communicate with him.
(d) He tells the teacher that the mourning dove is a sign of death.
10. What does the author reveal about how Little Tree is released from the orphanage?
(a) That the reverend sends for Granma and tells her to remove Little Tree because Granpa is threatening him.
(b) That Pine Billy goes to the reverend and tells him to release Little Tree or he will report the beatings to the authorities.
(c) 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.
(d) That the reverend sends for Granpa and tells him Little Tree is to be taken away because of his savagery.
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) It means "Welcome".
(b) It means there is an agreement.
(c) It means peace because he is showing he has no weapons.
(d) The Indian wants someone to stay away.
12. 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 sends him to find the man who sold him the calf and demand his money.
(c) Granpa makes Little Tree write down on paper how much he spent and lost.
(d) Granpa reduces Little Tree's stake in the business.
13. In Chapter 15, how does Granma reassure Little Tree that his birth time is special and he will never be alone?
(a) She tells him he was born in the Spring so he will always have nature bursting out to keep his company.
(b) She explains that his birth time makes Summer his season and his company will always be the trees, birds, rain, and water that love him.
(c) She tells him he was born in Summer and the sun will always be his companion.
(d) She tells him he was born in the Spring and the bees buzzing around the new flowers will be his company.
14. How does the author establish Granma's resourcefulness in Chapter 12?
(a) She uses a Cherokee cry to alert other mountain people to the problem.
(b) She hurries Little Tree and Granpa to the cabin where she quickly finds remedies.
(c) She quickly takes charge of the situation and does everything that's necessary to make things right.
(d) She sends Little Tree to the neighboring cabin to get help.
15. Which two incidents destroy Granpa's hope of being able to keep Little Tree?
(a) Mr. Taylor refuses to help Granpa, and Willow John dies so he cannot be a witness.
(b) Pine Billy refuses to testify and Little Tree accidentally reveals he has been making whiskey.
(c) Mr. Wine's death means he cannot testify to Little Tree's education, and Mr. Taylor, the lawyer says he can't help Granpa.
(d) Mr. Jenkins refuses to lend Granpa the money for the lawyer, and Granma says she agrees that Little Tree should go.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?
2. Which of the following is the best explanation for the author's inclusion of Granpa's story about the "Farm in the Clearing" in the novel?
3. How does Mr. Wine assure Little Tree that he is getting a good education?
4. Why does Little Tree believe that the incident in which he gets into trouble with the teacher eventually leads to Granpa coming for him?
5. How do the events in Chapter 12 demonstrate the importance of Granma's knowledge of plants and herbs?
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