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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In Chapter 16, what does the author suggest about the importance of the church teachings to Granpa and Little Tree?
(a) Granpa leaves this part of Little Tree's lessons to Granma.
(b) Granpa doesn't believe any of it but he wants Little Tree to work it out for himself.
(c) They don't fully understand what the church is about and are confused about the Bible stories.
(d) They are very involved in the church teachings and make certain they discuss the Bible stories for full understanding.
2. 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?
(a) The relationship between a preacher and his church member.
(b) The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
(c) The relationship between two friends.
(d) The relationship between an uncle and his nephew.
3. In Chapter 12, how does the author demonstrate Granpa's respect for the animals?
(a) They throw the young fish back into the creek.
(b) They stop trapping in the Spring and Summer because the animals are raising their young.
(c) They release animals from the trap when they are carrying young ones.
(d) They stop trapping once they have caught enough for a meal.
4. 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 they offer him to lead them to Granpa but he leads them away from the stills.
(b) He asks for two dollars instead and leads them away from the trail.
(c) He takes the dollar and tells them Granpa is at the settlement.
(d) He takes the dollar and then tells them he doesn't know Granpa.
5. Why is Wilburn, the boy at the orphanage, as much of an outcast as Little Tree is?
(a) He is Mexican.
(b) His clubfoot makes him different from the other children.
(c) He is African-American.
(d) He is Jewish.
6. How does the author demonstrate that despite being poor, the sharecropper is instilling pride in his daughter?
(a) The sharecropper forbids his daughter to speak to Little Tree.
(b) The sharecropper tells Granpa to keep his grandson away from his daughter.
(c) The sharecropper chastises his daughter for talking to Little Tree.
(d) The sharecropper whips his daughter's legs and tells her to give back the moccasins Little Tree gives to her.
7. 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?
(a) Granpa expects the soldiers to help the people but they actually attack them with guns .
(b) Granpa expects the soldiers to harm them but they actually bring them a mule.
(c) Granpa expects the soldiers to throw them off the land but they tie them up in the barn.
(d) Granpa expects the soldiers to stop them from plowing but they charge them taxes.
8. 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 peace because he is showing he has no weapons.
(b) The Indian wants someone to stay away.
(c) It means "Welcome".
(d) It means there is an agreement.
9. 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 that night he dreams that Granpa comes for him.
(b) Because he knows that Grandpa will feel his suffering in the weeping of the wind.
(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.
10. 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 despite the difference between ethnic groups, individuals share admirable human qualities.
(c) To show that whenever authorities get involved in a situation, they make it bad.
(d) To show that Granpa was once a boy living freely on the land.
11. 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 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 fix clocks.
12. What is the meaning of the red flag planted on the land by the regulators?
(a) It means the occupants cannot pay the taxes on the land.
(b) It means blood has been shed during fighting on the land.
(c) It means that the government has evicted squatters from the land.
(d) It means the occupants have been taken to jail.
13. How does the author suggest that even nature is mourning about Little Tree's departure?
(a) Granpa says even the animals are howling with sadness.
(b) Granma says the frogs and spiders in Little Tree's secret place have hidden away.
(c) 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.
(d) Little Tree describes the rain as mournful and sad.
14. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle at a special time?
(a) It is in memory of his grandson.
(b) It is part of the Jewish ritual.
(c) It is time for the Jewish evening prayer.
(d) He believes that it is a way of sharing thoughts with his scattered relatives who light candles at the same time.
15. What does the author imply might be the reason for the special bond that exists between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family?
(a) Thay they have both lost many relatives.
(b) That they both place a great emphasis on education.
(c) That they have both experienced prejudice and exclusion.
(d) That they both have lost their "Nation" and have relatives scattered all over.
Short Answer Questions
1. What change does Little Tree make that demonstrates how much he has learned from the loss of the money spent on the calf?
2. How does Little Tree's education and instincts about nature get him into trouble at the orphanage?
3. What is the first thing that Little Tree does on the trail when he is going home from the orphanage?
4. What evidence is given in Chapter 16 that there is prejudice even in the church?
5. How do religious and cultural beliefs cause Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter to act negatively towards each other?
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