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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 create sympathy in the reader for Willow John?
(a) He describes his silence about the lost Nation and his sad eyes that suggest his thoughts are far away.
(b) He describes Willow John as a broken man.
(c) He describes how Willow John stays away from everyone and looks sad.
(d) He describes how there are always tears in his eyes when he speaks about the Nation.
2. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
(a) He assigns Little Tree to a cot in the basement.
(b) He makes Little Tree wear a shirt with "Outcast" written across the back.
(c) He calls him a terrible name and says he doesn't have to go to church because people like him cannot be saved.
(d) He gives Little Tree special clothing that will set him apart from the other children.
3. Why does Little Tree describe Fall as nature's grace time?
(a) It is the time to say extra prayers for a safe winter.
(b) It is the time to prepare for Christmas.
(c) It is the time to give thanks for nature's grace.
(d) It is a time to put things in order, to remember, and to regret things that weren't accomplished.
4. How do religious and cultural beliefs cause Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter to act negatively towards each other?
(a) Little Tree has been taught to distrust Christians, while the girl has been taught that Indians are lazy heathen savages.
(b) They dislike each other because they have different beliefs.
(c) Their beliefs cause them to remain on separate sides of the square at the settlement.
(d) Their beliefs cause them to avoid speaking to each other.
5. What is unusual about the type of church that Little Tree's family attends?
(a) The church only allows Cherokee to sit at the back.
(b) It is the only church so the preacher uses many different languages.
(c) It is the only church so it services various faiths, including Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and Church of Christ.
(d) The church is only open for services once per month.
6. How does the author demonstrate that despite being poor, the sharecropper is instilling pride in his daughter?
(a) The sharecropper tells Granpa to keep his grandson away from his daughter.
(b) The sharecropper forbids his daughter to speak to Little Tree.
(c) The sharecropper whips his daughter's legs and tells her to give back the moccasins Little Tree gives to her.
(d) The sharecropper chastises his daughter for talking to Little Tree.
7. What does the author reveal about how Little Tree is released from the orphanage?
(a) That the reverend sends for Granma and tells her to remove Little Tree because Granpa is threatening him.
(b) 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.
(c) That the reverend sends for Granpa and tells him Little Tree is to be taken away because of his savagery.
(d) That Pine Billy goes to the reverend and tells him to release Little Tree or he will report the beatings to the authorities.
8. 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?
(a) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine wants to die alone.
(b) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine is losing his mind.
(c) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine knows he is about to die and has no relatives to tell.
(d) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine knows he is going to die and wants to express his special feeling for Little Tree.
9. How does the author establish Granma's resourcefulness in Chapter 12?
(a) She uses a Cherokee cry to alert other mountain people to the problem.
(b) She quickly takes charge of the situation and does everything that's necessary to make things right.
(c) She sends Little Tree to the neighboring cabin to get help.
(d) She hurries Little Tree and Granpa to the cabin where she quickly finds remedies.
10. 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 with a stump for a leg being beaten by soldiers.
(c) He sees soldiers abusing the children.
(d) He sees a man beating a woman and two children.
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 and the bees buzzing around the new flowers will be 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 so he will always have nature bursting out to keep his company.
12. 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 the end of Little Tree's adventures on the mountain when he must come down to the reality of separation from his family.
(c) It symbolizes the destruction of the mountain trail.
(d) It symbolizes Granpa's last trip to the mountain trail.
13. According to Granpa's story about the farm, who was in charge of the land when Granpa was growing up?
(a) The land was occupied by Union soldiers and run by politicians.
(b) The Cherokees were in charge of the land.
(c) Granpa's family had the run of the land.
(d) The Confederates were in charge of the land.
14. 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 laugh at his moccasins.
(d) They call him uneducated.
15. 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 Granpa his money to keep.
(b) He resolves to keep his extra money in his fruit jar instead of in his pocket.
(c) He resolves to bury his money in his secret place.
(d) He resolves to give his money to Granma to keep.
Short Answer Questions
1. What evidence is given in Chapter 16 that there is prejudice even in the church?
2. Which of the following is the best explanation for the author's inclusion of Granpa's story about the "Farm in the Clearing" in the novel?
3. How does the author reveal Granpa's sense of humor even during this dangerous adventure?
4. 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?
5. Why does Willow John leave a long knife in church?
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