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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 an uncle and his nephew.
(b) The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
(c) The relationship between a preacher and his church member.
(d) The relationship between two friends.
2. Why does Little Tree describe Fall as nature's grace time?
(a) It is the time to give thanks for nature's grace.
(b) It is the time to prepare for Christmas.
(c) It is the time to say extra prayers for a safe winter.
(d) It is a time to put things in order, to remember, and to regret things that weren't accomplished.
3. Why does Willow John leave a long knife in church?
(a) It is a gift for Little Tree that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(b) It is a gift for Granma that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(c) It is a gift for the preacher that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(d) It is a gift for Granpa that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
4. What is the meaning of the red flag planted on the land by the regulators?
(a) It means the occupants cannot pay the taxes on the land.
(b) It means that the government has evicted squatters from the land.
(c) It means blood has been shed during fighting on the land.
(d) It means the occupants have been taken to jail.
5. 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 how to taste wine.
(d) He teaches Little Tree about Jewish history.
6. 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".
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 tells the reverend to call Little Tree, and they ask him if he wants to go home.
(b) Granpa sends Pine Billy to the orphanage to find out if Little Tree wants to go home.
(c) Granpa goes to the gate of the orphanage and lets Little Tree decide whether to go home with him.
(d) Granpa tells Granma to write a letter that Pine Billy takes to Little Tree asking if he wants to go home.
8. 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 land from Granpa.
(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 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 want to buy crops from Granpa.
9. In what two ways does the author introduce humor in the incident with the two men from Chattanooga?
(a) By describing how Little Tree outwits them and sends them running from the hounds.
(b) By describing how Little Tree sets the hounds on them and they are chased into the freezing river.
(c) By describing how the men fall into poison ivy and how Granma cooks them fish with roots that cause diarrhea.
(d) By describing how Granpa leads them to the edge of the cliff and taunts them until they beg for forgiveness.
10. 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 they offer him to lead them to Granpa but he leads them away from the stills.
(b) He takes the dollar and tells them Granpa is at the settlement.
(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.
11. 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 moon and tells it his secrets.
(c) He watches the mountain range in the distance and communicates with his family.
(d) He watches the Milky Way and communicates with his family.
12. In Chapter 16, what does the author suggest about the importance of the church teachings to Granpa and Little Tree?
(a) Granpa leaves this part of Little Tree's lessons to Granma.
(b) Granpa doesn't believe any of it but he wants Little Tree to work it out for himself.
(c) They are very involved in the church teachings and make certain they discuss the Bible stories for full understanding.
(d) They don't fully understand what the church is about and are confused about the Bible stories.
13. How does the author suggest that even nature is mourning about Little Tree's departure?
(a) Granma says the frogs and spiders in Little Tree's secret place have hidden away.
(b) Little Tree's description says a low oak limb's finger pulls the tow sack off his shoulder, and a lonesome dove gets no answer to his call.
(c) Granpa says even the animals are howling with sadness.
(d) Little Tree describes the rain as mournful and sad.
14. How do the events in Chapter 12 demonstrate the importance of Granma's knowledge of plants and herbs?
(a) It helps to stop Little Tree's arm from swellling.
(b) It soothes Granpa's bear bite.
(c) It stops Little Tree's bleeding.
(d) It helps her to save someone's life.
15. 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 a man beating a woman and two children.
(c) He sees soldiers abusing the children.
(d) He sees a man with a stump for a leg being beaten by soldiers.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Little Tree's education and instincts about nature get him into trouble at the orphanage?
2. According to the news heard in Chapter 11, what is causing people in New York to die?
3. What is unusual about the type of church that Little Tree's family attends?
4. What is the first thing that Little Tree does on the trail when he is going home from the orphanage?
5. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?
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