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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 Cherokee have to stand at the back door and listen to the service.
(c) The preacher gives preferential treatment to the rich Episcopalian family who gives a whole dollar for collection.
(d) The Episcopalians are the only ones who can participate in decisions about the church.
2. 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 is losing his mind.
(b) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine wants to die alone.
(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.
3. In what two ways does the author introduce humor in the incident with the two men from Chattanooga?
(a) By describing how Granpa leads them to the edge of the cliff and taunts them until they beg for forgiveness.
(b) By describing how Little Tree outwits them and sends them running from the hounds.
(c) By describing how Little Tree sets the hounds on them and they are chased into the freezing river.
(d) By describing how the men fall into poison ivy and how Granma cooks them fish with roots that cause diarrhea.
4. How does the author suggest that even nature is mourning about Little Tree's departure?
(a) Little Tree describes the rain as mournful and sad.
(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) Granpa says even the animals are howling with sadness.
5. According to the news heard in Chapter 11, what is causing people in New York to die?
(a) A serious epidemic that causes depression.
(b) They are killing themselves by jumping off roofs.
(c) Severe snow storms.
(d) Overcrowding and the spread of illnesses.
6. Why does the author include the special relationship between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family in the story?
(a) To show that Little Tree is learning to relate to many different people.
(b) To show that the world has many different types of people.
(c) To show that despite ethnic and racial differences, people with common values and beliefs can become close friends.
(d) To show that Little Tree has someone to help round out his education.
7. 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) The church is only open for services once per month.
(c) It is the only church so it services various faiths, including Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and Church of Christ.
(d) The church only allows Cherokee to sit at the back.
8. In regard to the family that Granpa sees facing hardships on the farm, what do Granpa and the soldiers have in common?
(a) They are concerned about the children.
(b) They are motivated to provide help.
(c) They believe they have no right to be there.
(d) They are prejudiced against the black man at the farm.
9. How does Mr. Wine assure Little Tree that he is getting a good education?
(a) He says children of Little Tree's age have never heard of Shakespeare.
(b) He says most children of Little Tree's age know nothing about Macbeth and Napoleon.
(c) He says most children of Little Tree's age have learned nothing about farming and hunting.
(d) He says most children of Little Tree's age do not learn five words per week.
10. How does Little Tree describe the effect of returning to his secret place in Chapter 20?
(a) He says the memory of the orphanage is washed away by the stream.
(b) He says he feels refreshed when he sees the creek.
(c) Little Tree says his spirit has stopped hurting, and he feels washed clean by the trees, the spring branch and the birds.
(d) He says the memory of his suffering is blown away by the wind.
11. 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 Little Tree is to be taken away because of his savagery.
(c) 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.
(d) That Pine Billy goes to the reverend and tells him to release Little Tree or he will report the beatings to the authorities.
12. How do the events in Chapter 12 demonstrate the importance of Granma's knowledge of plants and herbs?
(a) It helps her to save someone's life.
(b) It soothes Granpa's bear bite.
(c) It helps to stop Little Tree's arm from swellling.
(d) It stops Little Tree's bleeding.
13. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 14?
(a) City Slickers Outwit Mountain Dwellers.
(b) .Little Tree Defends His Mountain.
(c) The Men from Chattanooga.
(d) Granma's Special Brew.
14. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
(a) He calls him a terrible name and says he doesn't have to go to church because people like him cannot be saved.
(b) He gives Little Tree special clothing that will set him apart from the other children.
(c) He assigns Little Tree to a cot in the basement.
(d) He makes Little Tree wear a shirt with "Outcast" written across the back.
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 technical and some is spiritual.
(b) He says some education is for work and some for appreciating life.
(c) He says some education is practical and some is theoretical.
(d) He says there is modern, technical education to help you make a living and there is the education that makes you honest and caring.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the beginning of the chapter "The Farm in the Clearing", what inhuman scene does Granpa describe to Little Tree?
2. What change does Little Tree make that demonstrates how much he has learned from the loss of the money spent on the calf?
3. What weekly event puts Little Tree and his family in the company of Willow John?
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. At church, how does Granpa demonstrate his belief about the importance of self-sufficiency ?
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