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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?
(a) He gets companionship from the dogs.
(b) He gets companionship from the wind, the trees and the Dog Star.
(c) From his window, he watches the moon and the sun.
(d) He makes friends with frogs and crickets.
2. 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 sends Pine Billy to the orphanage to find out if Little Tree wants to go home.
(c) Granpa tells Granma to write a letter that Pine Billy takes to Little Tree asking if he wants to go home.
(d) Granpa tells the reverend to call Little Tree, and they ask him if he wants to go home.
3. How does Little Tree create a disturbance in church?
(a) He gives Willow John a whistle and he tries it out in church.
(b) He gives Willow John a harmless snake which jumps on a lady who screams out in church.
(c) He gives Willow John a nickel and a bullfrog that starts a loud croaking in church.
(d) He comes in late and falls over in the aisle.
4. 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 are outsiders who don't quite belong in the world they occupy.
(b) Both have suffered the loss of their parents.
(c) Both have a great sense of humor.
(d) Both have suffered from having to adjust to moving to the mountain area.
5. What evidence is given in Chapter 16 that there is prejudice even in the church?
(a) The preacher gives preferential treatment to the rich Episcopalian family who gives a whole dollar for collection.
(b) The Cherokee have to stand at the back door and listen to the service.
(c) Cherokee children are not allowed at Sunday School.
(d) The Episcopalians are the only ones who can participate in decisions about the church.
6. How does the author suggest that even nature is mourning about Little Tree's departure?
(a) Little Tree describes the rain as mournful and sad.
(b) Granpa says even the animals are howling with sadness.
(c) Granma says the frogs and spiders in Little Tree's secret place have hidden away.
(d) 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.
7. In the incident when Granpa sees the old farmhouse in the clearing, why is Granpa surprised by the soldier's treatment of the people on the farm when he returns there later?
(a) Granpa expects the soldiers to harm them but they actually bring them a mule.
(b) Granpa expects the soldiers to throw them off the land but they tie them up in the barn.
(c) Granpa expects the soldiers to stop them from plowing but they charge them taxes.
(d) Granpa expects the soldiers to help the people but they actually attack them with guns .
8. 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 Catholics.
(d) He talks with contempt about the Cherokee.
9. In Chapter 16, what does the author suggest about the importance of the church teachings to Granpa and Little Tree?
(a) They don't fully understand what the church is about and are confused about the Bible stories.
(b) Granpa doesn't believe any of it but he wants Little Tree to work it out for himself.
(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.
10. How do the events in Chapter 12 demonstrate the importance of Granma's knowledge of plants and herbs?
(a) It soothes Granpa's bear bite.
(b) It helps her to save someone's life.
(c) It stops Little Tree's bleeding.
(d) It helps to stop Little Tree's arm from swellling.
11. 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 the world has many different types of people.
(c) To show that despite ethnic and racial differences, people with common values and beliefs can become close friends.
(d) To show that Little Tree has someone to help round out his education.
12. 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 Granma that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(c) It is a gift for Granpa that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(d) It is a gift for Little Tree that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
13. What weekly event puts Little Tree and his family in the company of Willow John?
(a) On the way to church every Sunday, they stop to visit Willow John.
(b) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they drop off supplies for 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.
14. 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 his money to Granma to keep.
(b) He resolves to keep his extra money in his fruit jar instead of in his pocket.
(c) He resolves to give Granpa his money to keep.
(d) He resolves to bury his money in his secret place.
15. What does the author reveal about how Little Tree is released from the orphanage?
(a) That the reverend sends for Granpa and tells him Little Tree is to be taken away because of his savagery.
(b) That the reverend sends for Granma and tells her to remove Little Tree because Granpa is threatening him.
(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.
Short Answer Questions
1. What important part does Mr. Wine play in the education of Little Tree?
2. In Chapter 12, how does the author demonstrate Granpa's respect for the animals?
3. How does the author demonstrate that despite being poor, the sharecropper is instilling pride in his daughter?
4. What is the meaning of the red flag planted on the land by the regulators?
5. In regard to the family that Granpa sees facing hardships on the farm, what do Granpa and the soldiers have in common?
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