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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How do the two men from Chattanooga make fun of Little Tree?
(a) They call him uneducated.
(b) They call him an unpleasant name because he does not recollect his father.
(c) They tease him about belonging nowhere.
(d) They laugh at his moccasins.
2. In Chapter 12, how does the author demonstrate Granpa's respect for the animals?
(a) They release animals from the trap when they are carrying young ones.
(b) They stop trapping once they have caught enough for a meal.
(c) They stop trapping in the Spring and Summer because the animals are raising their young.
(d) They throw the young fish back into the creek.
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 Granpa 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 the preacher that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
4. How does the author reveal Granpa's sense of humor even during this dangerous adventure?
(a) He makes up a funny song about their escape.
(b) He makes up a funny poem about their escape.
(c) Granpa jokes that as soon as he lies down, Granma lifts her skirt and tries to seduce him.
(d) He encourages Little Tree to have a good laugh and forget the whole incident.
5. 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) Granma says the frogs and spiders in Little Tree's secret place have hidden away.
(c) Granpa says even the animals are howling with sadness.
(d) Little Tree describes the rain as mournful and sad.
6. Which two incidents destroy Granpa's hope of being able to keep Little Tree?
(a) Mr. Wine's death means he cannot testify to Little Tree's education, and Mr. Taylor, the lawyer says he can't help Granpa.
(b) Pine Billy refuses to testify and Little Tree accidentally reveals he has been making whiskey.
(c) Mr. Taylor refuses to help Granpa, and Willow John dies so he cannot be a witness.
(d) Mr. Jenkins refuses to lend Granpa the money for the lawyer, and Granma says she agrees that Little Tree should go.
7. What does the author imply might be the reason for the special bond that exists between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family?
(a) That they both place a great emphasis on education.
(b) That they have both experienced prejudice and exclusion.
(c) That they both have lost their "Nation" and have relatives scattered all over.
(d) Thay they have both lost many relatives.
8. In teaching Little Tree, how does Mr. Wine reinforce Granma's lessons about the spirit-mind and the body-mind?
(a) He says some education is for work and some for appreciating life.
(b) He says there is modern, technical education to help you make a living and there is the education that makes you honest and caring.
(c) He says some education is technical and some is spiritual.
(d) He says some education is practical and some is theoretical.
9. What weekly event puts Little Tree and his family in the company of Willow John?
(a) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they pick up Willow John to go home with them.
(b) On the way to church every Sunday, they stop to visit Willow John.
(c) On the way from church every Sunday, they pick up Willow John to go to the cabin for lunch.
(d) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they drop off supplies for Willow John.
10. 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 Little Tree has someone to help round out his education.
(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.
11. In Chapter 15, how does Granma reassure Little Tree that his birth time is special and he will never be alone?
(a) She tells him he was born in the Spring so he will always have nature bursting out to keep his company.
(b) She explains that his birth time makes Summer his season and his company will always be the trees, birds, rain, and water that love him.
(c) She tells him he was born in Summer and the sun will always be his companion.
(d) She tells him he was born in the Spring and the bees buzzing around the new flowers will be his company.
12. Why is Wilburn, the boy at the orphanage, as much of an outcast as Little Tree is?
(a) His clubfoot makes him different from the other children.
(b) He is African-American.
(c) He is Jewish.
(d) He is Mexican.
13. 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 that night he dreams that Granpa comes for him.
(c) Because he sneaks a letter to Granma complaining about his punishment.
(d) Because he tells them through the Dog Star every night about what happens, and that he wants to go home.
14. 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) The Indian wants someone to stay away.
(b) It means "Welcome".
(c) It means peace because he is showing he has no weapons.
(d) It means there is an agreement.
15. In what two ways does the author introduce humor in the incident with the two men from Chattanooga?
(a) By describing how the men fall into poison ivy and how Granma cooks them fish with roots that cause diarrhea.
(b) By describing how Granpa leads them to the edge of the cliff and taunts them until they beg for forgiveness.
(c) By describing how Little Tree outwits them and sends them running from the hounds.
(d) By describing how Little Tree sets the hounds on them and they are chased into the freezing river.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?
2. What dangerous adventure gives Chapter 12 its title?
3. How does the author establish Granma's resourcefulness in Chapter 12?
4. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle at a special time?
5. What is the meaning of the red flag planted on the land by the regulators?
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