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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the author reveal about how Little Tree is released from the orphanage?
(a) 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.
(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 Little Tree is to be taken away because of his savagery.
2. What is the special symbolism of the chapter title "Down From the mountain"?
(a) 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.
(b) It symbolizes Mr. Wine's last trip to the cabin.
(c) It symbolizes the destruction of the mountain trail.
(d) It symbolizes Granpa's last trip to the mountain trail.
3. The author implies there is a special bond between Willow John and Little Tree, despite the difference in their ages. What is the cause of this bond?
(a) Both are outsiders who don't quite belong in the world they occupy.
(b) Both have a great sense of humor.
(c) Both have suffered the loss of their parents.
(d) Both have suffered from having to adjust to moving to the mountain area.
4. 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 Granpa was once a boy living freely on the land.
(d) To show that whenever authorities get involved in a situation, they make it bad.
5. Why does Little Tree describe Fall as nature's grace time?
(a) It is a time to put things in order, to remember, and to regret things that weren't accomplished.
(b) It is the time to prepare for Christmas.
(c) It is the time to give thanks for nature's grace.
(d) It is the time to say extra prayers for a safe winter.
6. What is the importance of the way Chapter 12 ends?
(a) To demonstrate that everyone in the family has an important role.
(b) To demonstrate that the Cherokee way of life has serious dangers.
(c) To demonstrate how grave danger has cemented the bonds among the members of the family.
(d) To demonstrate that time is running out for the family.
7. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle at a special time?
(a) It is in memory of his grandson.
(b) It is time for the Jewish evening prayer.
(c) It is part of the Jewish ritual.
(d) He believes that it is a way of sharing thoughts with his scattered relatives who light candles at the same time.
8. 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 the settlement every Saturday, they drop off supplies for Willow John.
(d) On the way from church every Sunday, they pick up Willow John to go to the cabin for lunch.
9. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 14?
(a) .Little Tree Defends His Mountain.
(b) Granma's Special Brew.
(c) The Men from Chattanooga.
(d) City Slickers Outwit Mountain Dwellers.
10. What advice from Granma does Little Tree follow to help him get through his need for communication with his grandparents?
(a) He watches the mountain range in the distance and communicates with his family.
(b) He watches the Milky Way and communicates with his family.
(c) He watches the Dog Star from his window and imagines conversations with Granma, Granpa and Willow John.
(d) He watches the moon and tells it his secrets.
11. 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 the reverend to call Little Tree, and they ask him if he wants to go home.
(b) Granpa tells Granma to write a letter that Pine Billy takes to Little Tree asking if he wants to go home.
(c) Granpa goes to the gate of the orphanage and lets Little Tree decide whether to go home with him.
(d) Granpa sends Pine Billy to the orphanage to find out if Little Tree wants to go home.
12. What do Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter have in common?
(a) Both are poor.
(b) Both live off the land and have a strong sense of pride.
(c) Both are being deprived of education.
(d) Both are exposed to the challenges of being young in an adult world.
13. 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 knows he is about to die and has no relatives to tell.
(b) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine knows he is going to die and wants to express his special feeling for Little Tree.
(c) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine is losing his mind.
(d) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine wants to die alone.
14. In Chapter 16, what does the author suggest about the importance of the church teachings to Granpa and Little Tree?
(a) Granpa doesn't believe any of it but he wants Little Tree to work it out for himself.
(b) Granpa leaves this part of Little Tree's lessons to Granma.
(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.
15. 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 practical and some is theoretical.
(d) He says some education is technical and some is spiritual.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
2. At church, how does Granpa demonstrate his belief about the importance of self-sufficiency ?
3. According to the news heard in Chapter 11, what is causing people in New York to die?
4. What dangerous adventure gives Chapter 12 its title?
5. How does Little Tree create a disturbance in church?
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