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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. At the beginning of the chapter "The Farm in the Clearing", what inhuman scene does Granpa describe to Little Tree?
(a) He sees soldiers abusing the children.
(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 a man with a stump for a leg being beaten by soldiers.
2. At church, how does Granpa demonstrate his belief about the importance of self-sufficiency ?
(a) When a family loses all their furniture in a fire, Granpa brings them a chair and shows the man how to make it himself.
(b) Granpa gives no one anything; instead he offers to teach them how to plow the land for food.
(c) Instead of giving people money, he offers to teach them how to make whiskey.
(d) Granpa brings whiskey for the poor so they can learn how to sell it and save extra money.
3. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle at a special time?
(a) It is in memory of his grandson.
(b) It is time for the Jewish evening prayer.
(c) He believes that it is a way of sharing thoughts with his scattered relatives who light candles at the same time.
(d) It is part of the Jewish ritual.
4. How does the preacher make Granpa angry in some of his sermons?
(a) He talks a lot about Pharisees or separates, while looking and pointing straight at Granpa's family.
(b) He rants and raves about whiskey makers.
(c) He talks with contempt about the Cherokee.
(d) He talks with contempt about the Catholics.
5. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 14?
(a) City Slickers Outwit Mountain Dwellers.
(b) .Little Tree Defends His Mountain.
(c) Granma's Special Brew.
(d) The Men from Chattanooga.
6. 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.
7. In regard to leaving the orphanage, how does Granpa reveal that he wants Little Tree to continue learning to make his own decisions?
(a) Granpa goes to the gate of the orphanage and lets Little Tree decide whether to go home with him.
(b) Granpa tells the reverend to call Little Tree, and they ask him if he wants to go home.
(c) Granpa sends Pine Billy to the orphanage to find out if Little Tree wants to go home.
(d) Granpa tells Granma to write a letter that Pine Billy takes to Little Tree asking if he wants to go home.
8. 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 knows that Grandpa will feel his suffering in the weeping of the wind.
(b) Because he tells them through the Dog Star every night about what happens, and that he wants to go home.
(c) Because that night he dreams that Granpa comes for him.
(d) Because he sneaks a letter to Granma complaining about his punishment.
9. How does the author create sympathy in the reader for Willow John?
(a) He describes Willow John as a broken man.
(b) He describes how Willow John stays away from everyone and looks sad.
(c) He describes how there are always tears in his eyes when he speaks about the Nation.
(d) He describes his silence about the lost Nation and his sad eyes that suggest his thoughts are far away.
10. How do the two men from Chattanooga make fun of Little Tree?
(a) They call him uneducated.
(b) They laugh at his moccasins.
(c) They call him an unpleasant name because he does not recollect his father.
(d) They tease him about belonging nowhere.
11. What is the special symbolism of the chapter title "Down From the mountain"?
(a) It symbolizes Granpa's last trip to the mountain trail.
(b) It symbolizes Mr. Wine's last trip to the cabin.
(c) It symbolizes the destruction of the mountain trail.
(d) 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.
12. How does Little Tree's education and instincts about nature get him into trouble at the orphanage?
(a) He tells the teacher that the trees and the winds can communicate with him.
(b) He tells the teacher that the mourning dove is a sign of death.
(c) He explains to the teacher that the dogs in the courtyard are mating.
(d) He explains to the teacher that the deer in a picture are mating.
13. Why does the author include the special relationship between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family in the story?
(a) To show that the world has many different types of people.
(b) To show that despite ethnic and racial differences, people with common values and beliefs can become close friends.
(c) To show that Little Tree is learning to relate to many different people.
(d) To show that Little Tree has someone to help round out his education.
14. What important part does Mr. Wine play in the education of Little Tree?
(a) He teaches Little Tree how to taste wine.
(b) He teaches Little Tree how to fix clocks.
(c) He teaches Little Tree about Jewish history.
(d) He teaches Little Tree how to tell time, how to solve math problems and how to be thrifty.
15. According to the news heard in Chapter 11, what is causing people in New York to die?
(a) They are killing themselves by jumping off roofs.
(b) A serious epidemic that causes depression.
(c) Severe snow storms.
(d) Overcrowding and the spread of illnesses.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Mr. Jenkins, who are the two men from Chattanooga and why are they looking for Granpa?
2. Why does Willow John leave a long knife in church?
3. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?
4. What do Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter have in common?
5. In the incident with the two men from Chattanooga, how does Little Tree demonstrate that he is becoming clever and less trusting?
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