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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Granpa's story about the farm, who was in charge of the land when Granpa was growing up?
(a) The Confederates were in charge of the land.
(b) Granpa's family had the run of the land.
(c) The land was occupied by Union soldiers and run by politicians.
(d) The Cherokees were in charge of the land.
2. 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 and woman wearing leather harnesses and pulling a plow like mules.
(b) He sees soldiers abusing the children.
(c) He sees a man with a stump for a leg being beaten by soldiers.
(d) He sees a man beating a woman and two children.
3. Why is Wilburn, the boy at the orphanage, as much of an outcast as Little Tree is?
(a) He is Mexican.
(b) His clubfoot makes him different from the other children.
(c) He is Jewish.
(d) He is African-American.
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 give Granpa his money to keep.
(b) He resolves to keep his extra money in his fruit jar instead of in his pocket.
(c) He resolves to give his money to Granma to keep.
(d) He resolves to bury his money in his secret place.
5. What do Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter have in common?
(a) Both are exposed to the challenges of being young in an adult world.
(b) Both are being deprived of education.
(c) Both are poor.
(d) Both live off the land and have a strong sense of pride.
6. 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 who want to buy land from Granpa.
(c) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men in the whiskey trade and want to put Granpa to work on a big still.
(d) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men who have come to investigate Little Tree's upbringing.
7. 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 whips his daughter's legs and tells her to give back the moccasins Little Tree gives to her.
(c) The sharecropper forbids his daughter to speak to Little Tree.
(d) The sharecropper chastises his daughter for talking to Little Tree.
8. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
(a) He gives Little Tree special clothing that will set him apart from the other children.
(b) He makes Little Tree wear a shirt with "Outcast" written across the back.
(c) He assigns Little Tree to a cot in the basement.
(d) He calls him a terrible name and says he doesn't have to go to church because people like him cannot be saved.
9. 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) The Indian wants someone to stay away.
(d) It means "Welcome".
10. 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 grandparents and grandchildren.
(c) The relationship between a preacher and his church member.
(d) The relationship between an uncle and his nephew.
11. 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.
12. 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 tells them through the Dog Star every night about what happens, and that he wants to go home.
(b) Because that night he dreams that Granpa comes for him.
(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.
13. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 14?
(a) The Men from Chattanooga.
(b) Granma's Special Brew.
(c) City Slickers Outwit Mountain Dwellers.
(d) .Little Tree Defends His Mountain.
14. What weekly event puts Little Tree and his family in the company of Willow John?
(a) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they drop off supplies for Willow John.
(b) On the way to church every Sunday, they stop to visit Willow John.
(c) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they pick up Willow John to go home with them.
(d) On the way from church every Sunday, they pick up Willow John to go to the cabin for lunch.
15. How do religious and cultural beliefs cause Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter to act negatively towards each other?
(a) They dislike each other because they have different beliefs.
(b) Their beliefs cause them to remain on separate sides of the square at the settlement.
(c) Their beliefs cause them to avoid speaking to each other.
(d) Little Tree has been taught to distrust Christians, while the girl has been taught that Indians are lazy heathen savages.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the special symbolism of the chapter title "Down From the mountain"?
2. In Chapter 16, what does the author suggest about the importance of the church teachings to Granpa and Little Tree?
3. What does the author imply might be the reason for the special bond that exists between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family?
4. How does the author suggest that even nature is mourning about Little Tree's departure?
5. 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?
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