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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What important part does Mr. Wine play in the education of Little Tree?
(a) He teaches Little Tree how to fix clocks.
(b) He teaches Little Tree how to tell time, how to solve math problems and how to be thrifty.
(c) He teaches Little Tree about Jewish history.
(d) He teaches Little Tree how to taste wine.
2. 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 chastises his daughter for talking to Little Tree.
(c) The sharecropper forbids his daughter to speak to Little Tree.
(d) The sharecropper whips his daughter's legs and tells her to give back the moccasins Little Tree gives to her.
3. 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?
(a) To show how important it is to prevent people from capturing land.
(b) To show that Granpa was once a boy living freely on the land.
(c) To show that whenever authorities get involved in a situation, they make it bad.
(d) To show that despite the difference between ethnic groups, individuals share admirable human qualities.
4. 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.
5. 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 Granma that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(c) It is a gift for the preacher 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.
6. What is the first thing that Little Tree does on the trail when he is going home from the orphanage?
(a) He runs to The Narrows.
(b) He takes off his shoes so he can feel the trail.
(c) He puts on his moccasins.
(d) He runs to his secret place.
7. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?
(a) He gets companionship from the wind, the trees and the Dog Star.
(b) He gets companionship from the dogs.
(c) He makes friends with frogs and crickets.
(d) From his window, he watches the moon and the sun.
8. 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 give his money to Granma to keep.
(c) He resolves to bury his money in his secret place.
(d) He resolves to give Granpa his money to keep.
9. How does Little Tree create a disturbance in church?
(a) He comes in late and falls over in the aisle.
(b) He gives Willow John a nickel and a bullfrog that starts a loud croaking in church.
(c) He gives Willow John a whistle and he tries it out in church.
(d) He gives Willow John a harmless snake which jumps on a lady who screams out in church.
10. According to the news heard in Chapter 11, what is causing people in New York to die?
(a) Severe snow storms.
(b) Overcrowding and the spread of illnesses.
(c) A serious epidemic that causes depression.
(d) They are killing themselves by jumping off roofs.
11. What is the importance of the way Chapter 12 ends?
(a) To demonstrate that the Cherokee way of life has serious dangers.
(b) To demonstrate that everyone in the family has an important role.
(c) To demonstrate that time is running out for the family.
(d) To demonstrate how grave danger has cemented the bonds among the members of the family.
12. What is the special symbolism of the chapter title "Down From the mountain"?
(a) It symbolizes Granpa's last trip to the mountain trail.
(b) It symbolizes the destruction of the mountain trail.
(c) It symbolizes Mr. Wine's last trip to the cabin.
(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.
13. 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 throw the young fish back into the creek.
(c) They stop trapping in the Spring and Summer because the animals are raising their young.
(d) They stop trapping once they have caught enough for a meal.
14. How does Mr. Wine assure Little Tree that he is getting a good education?
(a) He says most children of Little Tree's age do not learn five words per week.
(b) He says most children of Little Tree's age have learned nothing about farming and hunting.
(c) He says most children of Little Tree's age know nothing about Macbeth and Napoleon.
(d) He says children of Little Tree's age have never heard of Shakespeare.
15. In what way do the events in Chapter 18 represent a major turning point in the novel?
(a) It starts the legal battle between the state and Granpa for Little Tree.
(b) It sets in motion a series of events that will bring an end to Little Tree's life with his grandparents.
(c) It begins the situation that turns Little Tree against his grandparents.
(d) It is the beginning of Little Tree's life as a teenager.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the author establish Granma's resourcefulness in Chapter 12?
2. Why does Little Tree describe Fall as nature's grace time?
3. 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?
4. 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?
5. How does Little Tree's education and instincts about nature get him into trouble at the orphanage?
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