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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 crops from Granpa.
(b) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men in the whiskey trade and want to put Granpa to work on a big still.
(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 who want to buy land from Granpa.
2. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?
(a) He gets companionship from the dogs.
(b) From his window, he watches the moon and the sun.
(c) He makes friends with frogs and crickets.
(d) He gets companionship from the wind, the trees and the Dog Star.
3. 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) It is the only church so it services various faiths, including Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and Church of Christ.
(c) The church is only open for services once per month.
(d) The church only allows Cherokee to sit at the back.
4. 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.
5. In the incident with the two men from Chattanooga, how does Little Tree demonstrate that he is becoming clever and less trusting?
(a) He takes the dollar and tells them Granpa is at the settlement.
(b) He asks for two dollars instead and leads them away from the trail.
(c) He takes the dollar they offer him to lead them to Granpa but he leads them away from the stills.
(d) He takes the dollar and then tells them he doesn't know Granpa.
6. 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 that night he dreams that Granpa comes for him.
(b) Because he tells them through the Dog Star every night about what happens, and that he wants to go home.
(c) Because he sneaks a letter to Granma complaining about his punishment.
(d) Because he knows that Grandpa will feel his suffering in the weeping of the wind.
7. 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 the reverend sends for Granpa and tells him Little Tree is to be taken away because of his savagery.
(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 he is being followed by a savage who tells him Little Tree is to go home.
8. 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 how to tell time, how to solve math problems and how to be thrifty.
(c) He teaches Little Tree about Jewish history.
(d) He teaches Little Tree how to taste wine.
9. What dangerous adventure gives Chapter 12 its title?
(a) Granpa is bitten by a rattlesnake from which he rescues Little Tree.
(b) Granpa is bitten by a bear.
(c) Little Tree is bitten by a bear.
(d) Little Tree is bitten by a rattlesnake.
10. How does the author establish Granma's resourcefulness in Chapter 12?
(a) She quickly takes charge of the situation and does everything that's necessary to make things right.
(b) She sends Little Tree to the neighboring cabin to get help.
(c) She hurries Little Tree and Granpa to the cabin where she quickly finds remedies.
(d) She uses a Cherokee cry to alert other mountain people to the problem.
11. 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 beating a woman and two children.
(c) He sees soldiers abusing the children.
(d) He sees a man and woman wearing leather harnesses and pulling a plow like mules.
12. 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) Mr. Jenkins refuses to lend Granpa the money for the lawyer, and Granma says she agrees that Little Tree should go.
(c) Pine Billy refuses to testify and Little Tree accidentally reveals he has been making whiskey.
(d) Mr. Wine's death means he cannot testify to Little Tree's education, and Mr. Taylor, the lawyer says he can't help Granpa.
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 mountain range in the distance and communicates with his family.
(b) He watches the moon and tells it his secrets.
(c) He watches the Dog Star from his window and imagines conversations with Granma, Granpa and Willow John.
(d) He watches the Milky Way and communicates with his family.
14. In Chapter 12, how does the author demonstrate Granpa's respect for the animals?
(a) They throw the young fish back into the creek.
(b) They stop trapping in the Spring and Summer because the animals are raising their young.
(c) They stop trapping once they have caught enough for a meal.
(d) They release animals from the trap when they are carrying young ones.
15. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 14?
(a) .Little Tree Defends His Mountain.
(b) The Men from Chattanooga.
(c) City Slickers Outwit Mountain Dwellers.
(d) Granma's Special Brew.
Short Answer Questions
1. Referring to people who like to take and give handouts, what similarity does Granpa describe between some people and some countries?
2. What do Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter have in common?
3. 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?
4. In regard to leaving the orphanage, how does Granpa reveal that he wants Little Tree to continue learning to make his own decisions?
5. How does Mr. Wine assure Little Tree that he is getting a good education?
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