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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the author suggest that even nature is mourning about Little Tree's departure?
(a) 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.
(b) Granpa says even the animals are howling with sadness.
(c) Little Tree describes the rain as mournful and sad.
(d) Granma says the frogs and spiders in Little Tree's secret place have hidden away.
2. How do the two men from Chattanooga make fun of Little Tree?
(a) They tease him about belonging nowhere.
(b) They call him an unpleasant name because he does not recollect his father.
(c) They call him uneducated.
(d) They laugh at his moccasins.
3. Why does Willow John leave a long knife in church?
(a) It is a gift for the preacher that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(b) It is a gift for Little Tree that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(c) It is a gift for Granma 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. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
(a) He makes Little Tree wear a shirt with "Outcast" written across the back.
(b) He calls him a terrible name and says he doesn't have to go to church because people like him cannot be saved.
(c) He gives Little Tree special clothing that will set him apart from the other children.
(d) He assigns Little Tree to a cot in the basement.
5. 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 is learning to relate to many different people.
(b) To show that despite ethnic and racial differences, people with common values and beliefs can become close friends.
(c) To show that the world has many different types of people.
(d) To show that Little Tree has someone to help round out his education.
6. 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 Granma to write a letter that Pine Billy takes to Little Tree asking 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 tells the reverend to call Little Tree, and they ask him if he wants to go home.
(d) Granpa goes to the gate of the orphanage and lets Little Tree decide whether to go home with him.
7. 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.
8. 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 blood has been shed during fighting on the land.
(c) It means that the government has evicted squatters from the land.
(d) It means the occupants have been taken to jail.
9. Why does Little Tree describe Fall as nature's grace time?
(a) It is a time to put things in order, to remember, and to regret things that weren't accomplished.
(b) It is the time to say extra prayers for a safe winter.
(c) It is the time to prepare for Christmas.
(d) It is the time to give thanks for nature's grace.
10. In Chapter 16, what does the author suggest about the importance of the church teachings to Granpa and Little Tree?
(a) Granpa doesn't believe any of it but he wants Little Tree to work it out for himself.
(b) They don't fully understand what the church is about and are confused about the Bible stories.
(c) Granpa leaves this part of Little Tree's lessons to Granma.
(d) They are very involved in the church teachings and make certain they discuss the Bible stories for full understanding.
11. What is the special symbolism of the chapter title "Down From the mountain"?
(a) It symbolizes Mr. Wine's last trip to the cabin.
(b) It symbolizes Granpa's last trip to the mountain trail.
(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. The author implies there is a special bond between Willow John and Little Tree, despite the difference in their ages. What is the cause of this bond?
(a) Both have suffered the loss of their parents.
(b) Both have suffered from having to adjust to moving to the mountain area.
(c) Both are outsiders who don't quite belong in the world they occupy.
(d) Both have a great sense of humor.
13. 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 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 mourning dove is a sign of death.
14. In regard to the family that Granpa sees facing hardships on the farm, what do Granpa and the soldiers have in common?
(a) They are motivated to provide help.
(b) They believe they have no right to be there.
(c) They are concerned about the children.
(d) They are prejudiced against the black man at the farm.
15. Referring to people who like to take and give handouts, what similarity does Granpa describe between some people and some countries?
(a) He says people who take and give handouts are like some countries that like people to be dependent on them so they can treat them like dogs.
(b) He says some people who take handouts are like some countries that depend on other countries like dogs.
(c) He says some countries treat other countries like dogs because they give them handouts.
(d) He says people who like to give charity are like some countries who help other countries and then run their affairs.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 14?
2. How does Mr. Wine assure Little Tree that he is getting a good education?
3. In the incident with the two men from Chattanooga, how does Little Tree demonstrate that he is becoming clever and less trusting?
4. In what two ways does the author introduce humor in the incident with the two men from Chattanooga?
5. What is unusual about the type of church that Little Tree's family attends?
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