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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Little Tree's education and instincts about nature get him into trouble at the orphanage?
(a) He tells the teacher that the mourning dove is a sign of death.
(b) He explains to the teacher that the deer in a picture are mating.
(c) He explains to the teacher that the dogs in the courtyard are mating.
(d) He tells the teacher that the trees and the winds can communicate with him.
2. 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 takes the dollar they offer him to lead them to Granpa but he leads them away from the stills.
(c) He asks for two dollars instead and leads them away from the trail.
(d) He takes the dollar and then tells them he doesn't know Granpa.
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 in the whiskey trade and want to put Granpa to work on a big still.
(b) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men who have come to investigate Little Tree's upbringing.
(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 who want to buy land from Granpa.
4. Which two incidents destroy Granpa's hope of being able to keep Little Tree?
(a) Mr. Jenkins refuses to lend Granpa the money for the lawyer, and Granma says she agrees that Little Tree should go.
(b) Mr. Wine's death means he cannot testify to Little Tree's education, and Mr. Taylor, the lawyer says he can't help Granpa.
(c) Pine Billy refuses to testify and Little Tree accidentally reveals he has been making whiskey.
(d) Mr. Taylor refuses to help Granpa, and Willow John dies so he cannot be a witness.
5. What is the first thing that Little Tree does on the trail when he is going home from the orphanage?
(a) He runs to his secret place.
(b) He takes off his shoes so he can feel the trail.
(c) He puts on his moccasins.
(d) He runs to The Narrows.
6. How does Little Tree describe the effect of returning to his secret place in Chapter 20?
(a) He says the memory of his suffering is blown away by the wind.
(b) Little Tree says his spirit has stopped hurting, and he feels washed clean by the trees, the spring branch and the birds.
(c) He says the memory of the orphanage is washed away by the stream.
(d) He says he feels refreshed when he sees the creek.
7. What is the meaning of the red flag planted on the land by the regulators?
(a) It means that the government has evicted squatters from the land.
(b) It means blood has been shed during fighting on the land.
(c) It means the occupants have been taken to jail.
(d) It means the occupants cannot pay the taxes on the land.
8. 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 two friends.
(b) The relationship between a preacher and his church member.
(c) The relationship between an uncle and his nephew.
(d) The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
9. At church, how does Granpa demonstrate his belief about the importance of self-sufficiency ?
(a) Granpa gives no one anything; instead he offers to teach them how to plow the land for food.
(b) Granpa brings whiskey for the poor so they can learn how to sell it and save extra money.
(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.
10. 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 time is running out for the family.
(c) To demonstrate that everyone in the family has an important role.
(d) To demonstrate how grave danger has cemented the bonds among the members of the family.
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 a man and woman wearing leather harnesses and pulling a plow like mules.
(d) He sees soldiers abusing the children.
12. 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) The Indian wants someone to stay away.
(c) It means peace because he is showing he has no weapons.
(d) It means "Welcome".
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 Dog Star from his window and imagines conversations with Granma, Granpa and Willow John.
(b) He watches the mountain range in the distance and communicates with his family.
(c) He watches the moon and tells it his secrets.
(d) He watches the Milky Way and communicates with his family.
14. What does the author reveal about how Little Tree is released from the orphanage?
(a) That the reverend sends for Granpa and tells him Little Tree is to be taken away because of his savagery.
(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 he is being followed by a savage who tells him Little Tree is to go home.
15. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle at a special time?
(a) He believes that it is a way of sharing thoughts with his scattered relatives who light candles at the same time.
(b) It is in memory of his grandson.
(c) It is part of the Jewish ritual.
(d) It is time for the Jewish evening prayer.
Short Answer Questions
1. 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?
2. How does the author create sympathy in the reader for Willow John?
3. 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?
4. What important part does Mr. Wine play in the education of Little Tree?
5. How does Mr. Wine assure Little Tree that he is getting a good education?
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