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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the importance of the way Chapter 12 ends?
(a) To demonstrate that the Cherokee way of life has serious dangers.
(b) To demonstrate that everyone in the family has an important role.
(c) To demonstrate that time is running out for the family.
(d) To demonstrate how grave danger has cemented the bonds among the members of the family.
2. What important part does Mr. Wine play in the education of Little Tree?
(a) He teaches Little Tree how to fix clocks.
(b) He teaches Little Tree about Jewish history.
(c) He teaches Little Tree how to tell time, how to solve math problems and how to be thrifty.
(d) He teaches Little Tree how to taste wine.
3. What is the special symbolism of the chapter title "Down From the mountain"?
(a) It symbolizes the destruction of the mountain trail.
(b) It symbolizes the end of Little Tree's adventures on the mountain when he must come down to the reality of separation from his family.
(c) It symbolizes Granpa's last trip to the mountain trail.
(d) It symbolizes Mr. Wine's last trip to the cabin.
4. At the beginning of the chapter "The Farm in the Clearing", what inhuman scene does Granpa describe to Little Tree?
(a) He sees a man with a stump for a leg being beaten by soldiers.
(b) He sees a man and woman wearing leather harnesses and pulling a plow like mules.
(c) He sees a man beating a woman and two children.
(d) He sees soldiers abusing the children.
5. How does the preacher make Granpa angry in some of his sermons?
(a) He rants and raves about whiskey makers.
(b) He talks a lot about Pharisees or separates, while looking and pointing straight at Granpa's family.
(c) He talks with contempt about the Catholics.
(d) He talks with contempt about the Cherokee.
6. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle at a special time?
(a) It is in memory of his grandson.
(b) He believes that it is a way of sharing thoughts with his scattered relatives who light candles at the same time.
(c) It is time for the Jewish evening prayer.
(d) It is part of the Jewish ritual.
7. What is unusual about the type of church that Little Tree's family attends?
(a) It is the only church so the preacher uses many different languages.
(b) The church is only open for services once per month.
(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.
8. How do the events in Chapter 12 demonstrate the importance of Granma's knowledge of plants and herbs?
(a) It helps her to save someone's life.
(b) It stops Little Tree's bleeding.
(c) It helps to stop Little Tree's arm from swellling.
(d) It soothes Granpa's bear bite.
9. Why does Willow John leave a long knife in church?
(a) It is a gift for Granma that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(b) It is a gift for Little Tree that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(c) It is a gift for Granpa that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(d) It is a gift for the preacher that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
10. 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 bury his money in his secret place.
(b) He resolves to keep his extra money in his fruit jar instead of in his pocket.
(c) He resolves to give Granpa his money to keep.
(d) He resolves to give his money to Granma to keep.
11. How does Little Tree create a disturbance in church?
(a) He gives Willow John a nickel and a bullfrog that starts a loud croaking in church.
(b) He gives Willow John a harmless snake which jumps on a lady who screams out in church.
(c) He comes in late and falls over in the aisle.
(d) He gives Willow John a whistle and he tries it out in church.
12. How does Little Tree describe the effect of returning to his secret place in Chapter 20?
(a) He says the memory of the orphanage is washed away by the stream.
(b) He says he feels refreshed when he sees the creek.
(c) He says the memory of his suffering is blown away by the wind.
(d) Little Tree says his spirit has stopped hurting, and he feels washed clean by the trees, the spring branch and the birds.
13. The efforts made by the person who actually gets the reverend to release Little Tree from the orphanage symbolize the strength of some relationships. Which relationship is actually involved?
(a) The relationship between a preacher and his church member.
(b) The relationship between an uncle and his nephew.
(c) The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
(d) The relationship between two friends.
14. How does the author create sympathy in the reader for Willow John?
(a) He describes how there are always tears in his eyes when he speaks about the Nation.
(b) He describes his silence about the lost Nation and his sad eyes that suggest his thoughts are far away.
(c) He describes how Willow John stays away from everyone and looks sad.
(d) He describes Willow John as a broken man.
15. 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 there is an agreement.
(b) It means peace because he is showing he has no weapons.
(c) It means "Welcome".
(d) The Indian wants someone to stay away.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which two incidents destroy Granpa's hope of being able to keep Little Tree?
2. What weekly event puts Little Tree and his family in the company of Willow John?
3. What advice from Granma does Little Tree follow to help him get through his need for communication with his grandparents?
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 does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
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