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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is unusual about the type of church that Little Tree's family attends?
(a) It is the only church so the preacher uses many different languages.
(b) It is the only church so it services various faiths, including Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and Church of Christ.
(c) The church only allows Cherokee to sit at the back.
(d) The church is only open for services once per month.
2. 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 Little Tree sets the hounds on them and they are chased into the freezing river.
(c) By describing how Granpa leads them to the edge of the cliff and taunts them until they beg for forgiveness.
(d) By describing how Little Tree outwits them and sends them running from the hounds.
3. What do Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter have in common?
(a) Both are exposed to the challenges of being young in an adult world.
(b) Both are being deprived of education.
(c) Both live off the land and have a strong sense of pride.
(d) Both are poor.
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) Their beliefs cause them to avoid speaking to each other.
(c) They dislike each other because they have different beliefs.
(d) Their beliefs cause them to remain on separate sides of the square at the settlement.
5. How does the author establish Granma's resourcefulness in Chapter 12?
(a) She hurries Little Tree and Granpa to the cabin where she quickly finds remedies.
(b) She sends Little Tree to the neighboring cabin to get help.
(c) She uses a Cherokee cry to alert other mountain people to the problem.
(d) She quickly takes charge of the situation and does everything that's necessary to make things right.
6. What advice from Granma does Little Tree follow to help him get through his need for communication with his grandparents?
(a) He watches the Milky Way and communicates with his family.
(b) He watches the moon and tells it his secrets.
(c) He watches the mountain range in the distance and communicates with his family.
(d) He watches the Dog Star from his window and imagines conversations with Granma, Granpa and Willow John.
7. What is the meaning of the red flag planted on the land by the regulators?
(a) It means that the government has evicted squatters from the land.
(b) It means blood has been shed during fighting on the land.
(c) It means the occupants cannot pay the taxes on the land.
(d) It means the occupants have been taken to jail.
8. What evidence is given in Chapter 16 that there is prejudice even in the church?
(a) Cherokee children are not allowed at Sunday School.
(b) The preacher gives preferential treatment to the rich Episcopalian family who gives a whole dollar for collection.
(c) The Cherokee have to stand at the back door and listen to the service.
(d) The Episcopalians are the only ones who can participate in decisions about the church.
9. How do the events in Chapter 12 demonstrate the importance of Granma's knowledge of plants and herbs?
(a) It stops Little Tree's bleeding.
(b) It soothes Granpa's bear bite.
(c) It helps to stop Little Tree's arm from swellling.
(d) It helps her to save someone's life.
10. 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 tells Granma to write a letter that Pine Billy takes to Little Tree asking if he wants to go home.
(b) Granpa tells the reverend to call Little Tree, and they ask him if he wants to go home.
(c) Granpa sends Pine Billy to the orphanage to find out if Little Tree wants to go home.
(d) Granpa goes to the gate of the orphanage and lets Little Tree decide whether to go home with him.
11. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
(a) He makes Little Tree wear a shirt with "Outcast" written across the back.
(b) He calls him a terrible name and says he doesn't have to go to church because people like him cannot be saved.
(c) He assigns Little Tree to a cot in the basement.
(d) He gives Little Tree special clothing that will set him apart from the other children.
12. 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 Pine Billy goes to the reverend and tells him to release Little Tree or he will report the beatings to the authorities.
(c) That the reverend sends for Granma and tells her to remove Little Tree because Granpa is threatening him.
(d) 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.
13. 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 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 gives Willow John a whistle and he tries it out in church.
14. Why is Wilburn, the boy at the orphanage, as much of an outcast as Little Tree is?
(a) He is African-American.
(b) He is Jewish.
(c) He is Mexican.
(d) His clubfoot makes him different from the other children.
15. In Chapter 16, what does the author suggest about the importance of the church teachings to Granpa and Little Tree?
(a) They are very involved in the church teachings and make certain they discuss the Bible stories for full understanding.
(b) Granpa leaves this part of Little Tree's lessons to Granma.
(c) Granpa doesn't believe any of it but he wants Little Tree to work it out for himself.
(d) They don't fully understand what the church is about and are confused about the Bible stories.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Mr. Jenkins, who are the two men from Chattanooga and why are they looking for Granpa?
2. In teaching Little Tree, how does Mr. Wine reinforce Granma's lessons about the spirit-mind and the body-mind?
3. At church, how does Granpa demonstrate his belief about the importance of self-sufficiency ?
4. How does the author suggest that even nature is mourning about Little Tree's departure?
5. Referring to people who like to take and give handouts, what similarity does Granpa describe between some people and some countries?
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