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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Referring to people who like to take and give handouts, what similarity does Granpa describe between some people and some countries?
(a) He says some people who take handouts are like some countries that depend on other countries like dogs.
(b) He says people who like to give charity are like some countries who help other countries and then run their affairs.
(c) He says some countries treat other countries like dogs because they give them handouts.
(d) 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.
2. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?
(a) He makes friends with frogs and crickets.
(b) He gets companionship from the dogs.
(c) From his window, he watches the moon and the sun.
(d) He gets companionship from the wind, the trees and the Dog Star.
3. 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 crops from Granpa.
(b) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men in the whiskey trade and want to put Granpa to work on a big still.
(c) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men who have come to investigate Little Tree's upbringing.
(d) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men who want to buy land from Granpa.
4. How does the author establish Granma's resourcefulness in Chapter 12?
(a) She sends Little Tree to the neighboring cabin to get help.
(b) She uses a Cherokee cry to alert other mountain people to the problem.
(c) She quickly takes charge of the situation and does everything that's necessary to make things right.
(d) She hurries Little Tree and Granpa to the cabin where she quickly finds remedies.
5. 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 keep his extra money in his fruit jar instead of in his pocket.
(b) He resolves to bury his money in his secret place.
(c) He resolves to give Granpa his money to keep.
(d) He resolves to give his money to Granma to keep.
6. 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.
7. 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 "Welcome".
(d) It means peace because he is showing he has no weapons.
8. How does Little Tree's education and instincts about nature get him into trouble at the orphanage?
(a) He explains to the teacher that the dogs in the courtyard are mating.
(b) He tells the teacher that the mourning dove is a sign of death.
(c) He tells the teacher that the trees and the winds can communicate with him.
(d) He explains to the teacher that the deer in a picture are mating.
9. How does Little Tree describe the effect of returning to his secret place in Chapter 20?
(a) He says the memory of the orphanage is washed away by the stream.
(b) Little Tree says his spirit has stopped hurting, and he feels washed clean by the trees, the spring branch and the birds.
(c) He says he feels refreshed when he sees the creek.
(d) He says the memory of his suffering is blown away by the wind.
10. 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 from having to adjust to moving to the mountain area.
(c) Both have suffered the loss of their parents.
(d) Both have a great sense of humor.
11. 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 sends Pine Billy to the orphanage to find out if Little Tree wants to go home.
(b) Granpa tells Granma to write a letter that Pine Billy takes to Little Tree asking if he 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.
12. 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 and tells them Granpa is at the settlement.
(b) He takes the dollar they offer him to lead them to Granpa but he leads them away from the stills.
(c) He takes the dollar and then tells them he doesn't know Granpa.
(d) He asks for two dollars instead and leads them away from the trail.
13. In teaching Little Tree, how does Mr. Wine reinforce Granma's lessons about the spirit-mind and the body-mind?
(a) He says there is modern, technical education to help you make a living and there is the education that makes you honest and caring.
(b) He says some education is technical and some is spiritual.
(c) He says some education is for work and some for appreciating life.
(d) He says some education is practical and some is theoretical.
14. 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.
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 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 is learning to relate to many different people.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the author demonstrate that despite being poor, the sharecropper is instilling pride in his daughter?
2. At church, how does Granpa demonstrate his belief about the importance of self-sufficiency ?
3. What is unusual about the type of church that Little Tree's family attends?
4. How does the author reveal Granpa's sense of humor even during this dangerous adventure?
5. How does Mr. Wine's death shed light on the previous incident in which he prays and then walks away without acknowledging Little Tree's gratitude for the yellow coat?
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