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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What advice from Granma does Little Tree follow to help him get through his need for communication with his grandparents?
(a) He watches the Milky Way and communicates with his family.
(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 Dog Star from his window and imagines conversations with Granma, Granpa and Willow John.
2. What does the author imply might be the reason for the special bond that exists between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family?
(a) That they both place a great emphasis on education.
(b) That they have both experienced prejudice and exclusion.
(c) That they both have lost their "Nation" and have relatives scattered all over.
(d) Thay they have both lost many relatives.
3. In Chapter 12, how does the author demonstrate Granpa's respect for the animals?
(a) They release animals from the trap when they are carrying young ones.
(b) They throw the young fish back into the creek.
(c) They stop trapping once they have caught enough for a meal.
(d) They stop trapping in the Spring and Summer because the animals are raising their young.
4. 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 from church every Sunday, they pick up Willow John to go to the cabin for lunch.
(c) On the way to church every Sunday, they stop to visit Willow John.
(d) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they pick up Willow John to go home with them.
5. How does Granpa help Little Tree understand the seriousness of spending the money on the calf?
(a) Granpa reduces Little Tree's stake in the business.
(b) Granpa makes Little Tree write down on paper how much he spent and lost.
(c) Granpa sends him to find the man who sold him the calf and demand his money.
(d) Granpa makes Little Tree go without his earnings for the next two weeks.
6. 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 taste wine.
(c) He teaches Little Tree how to tell time, how to solve math problems and how to be thrifty.
(d) He teaches Little Tree about Jewish history.
7. How does Little Tree create a disturbance in church?
(a) He gives Willow John a harmless snake which jumps on a lady who screams out in church.
(b) He gives Willow John a nickel and a bullfrog that starts a loud croaking 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.
8. What is the importance of the way Chapter 12 ends?
(a) To demonstrate how grave danger has cemented the bonds among the members of the family.
(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 that the Cherokee way of life has serious dangers.
9. How do the two men from Chattanooga make fun of Little Tree?
(a) They laugh at his moccasins.
(b) They tease him about belonging nowhere.
(c) They call him an unpleasant name because he does not recollect his father.
(d) They call him uneducated.
10. What is the special symbolism of the chapter title "Down From the mountain"?
(a) 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.
(b) It symbolizes Granpa's last trip to the mountain trail.
(c) It symbolizes Mr. Wine's last trip to the cabin.
(d) It symbolizes the destruction of the mountain trail.
11. 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.
12. 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 Episcopalians are the only ones who can participate in decisions about the church.
(c) Cherokee children are not allowed at Sunday School.
(d) The preacher gives preferential treatment to the rich Episcopalian family who gives a whole dollar for collection.
13. 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 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 Pine Billy goes to the reverend and tells him to release Little Tree or he will report the beatings to the authorities.
14. 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?
(a) To show how important it is to prevent people from capturing land.
(b) To show that Granpa was once a boy living freely on the land.
(c) To show that despite the difference between ethnic groups, individuals share admirable human qualities.
(d) To show that whenever authorities get involved in a situation, they make it bad.
15. Why does the author include the special relationship between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family in the story?
(a) To show that Little Tree has someone to help round out his education.
(b) To show that Little Tree is learning to relate to many different people.
(c) To show that the world has many different types of people.
(d) To show that despite ethnic and racial differences, people with common values and beliefs can become close friends.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do the events in Chapter 12 demonstrate the importance of Granma's knowledge of plants and herbs?
2. How does Mr. Wine assure Little Tree that he is getting a good education?
3. In regard to the family that Granpa sees facing hardships on the farm, what do Granpa and the soldiers have in common?
4. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
5. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?
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