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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Willow John leave a long knife in church?
(a) It is a gift for Granma that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(b) It is a gift for the preacher that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(c) It is a gift for Granpa that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(d) It is a gift for Little Tree that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
2. 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 stop them from plowing but they charge them taxes.
(b) Granpa expects the soldiers to help the people but they actually attack them with guns .
(c) Granpa expects the soldiers to harm them but they actually bring them a mule.
(d) Granpa expects the soldiers to throw them off the land but they tie them up in the barn.
3. How does Little Tree create a disturbance in church?
(a) He gives Willow John a harmless snake which jumps on a lady who screams out in church.
(b) He gives Willow John a whistle and he tries it out in church.
(c) He comes in late and falls over in the aisle.
(d) He gives Willow John a nickel and a bullfrog that starts a loud croaking in church.
4. How does the author create sympathy in the reader for Willow John?
(a) He describes his silence about the lost Nation and his sad eyes that suggest his thoughts are far away.
(b) He describes how there are always tears in his eyes when he speaks about the Nation.
(c) He describes Willow John as a broken man.
(d) He describes how Willow John stays away from everyone and looks sad.
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. 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.
7. 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 Dog Star from his window and imagines conversations with Granma, Granpa and Willow John.
(d) He watches the mountain range in the distance and communicates with his family.
8. 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 Granpa and tells him Little Tree is to be taken away because of his savagery.
(d) That the reverend sends for Granma and tells her to remove Little Tree because Granpa is threatening him.
9. 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 sends Pine Billy to the orphanage to find out if Little Tree wants to go home.
(c) Granpa tells the reverend to call Little Tree, and they ask him if he wants to go home.
(d) Granpa goes to the gate of the orphanage and lets Little Tree decide whether to go home with him.
10. 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 Little Tree has someone to help round out his education.
(c) To show that the world has many different types of people.
(d) To show that despite ethnic and racial differences, people with common values and beliefs can become close friends.
11. How does the author reveal Granpa's sense of humor even during this dangerous adventure?
(a) He makes up a funny song about their escape.
(b) He encourages Little Tree to have a good laugh and forget the whole incident.
(c) Granpa jokes that as soon as he lies down, Granma lifts her skirt and tries to seduce him.
(d) He makes up a funny poem about their escape.
12. At the beginning of the chapter "The Farm in the Clearing", what inhuman scene does Granpa describe to Little Tree?
(a) He sees a man with a stump for a leg being beaten by soldiers.
(b) He sees soldiers abusing the children.
(c) He sees a man and woman wearing leather harnesses and pulling a plow like mules.
(d) He sees a man beating a woman and two children.
13. 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) They don't fully understand what the church is about and are confused about the Bible stories.
(d) Granpa doesn't believe any of it but he wants Little Tree to work it out for himself.
14. How does the author suggest that even nature is mourning about Little Tree's departure?
(a) Granma says the frogs and spiders in Little Tree's secret place have hidden away.
(b) Little Tree describes the rain as mournful and sad.
(c) Granpa says even the animals are howling with sadness.
(d) 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.
15. How does Mr. Wine assure Little Tree that he is getting a good education?
(a) He says most children of Little Tree's age have learned nothing about farming and hunting.
(b) He says most children of Little Tree's age know nothing about Macbeth and Napoleon.
(c) He says children of Little Tree's age have never heard of Shakespeare.
(d) He says most children of Little Tree's age do not learn five words per week.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 14?
2. Referring to people who like to take and give handouts, what similarity does Granpa describe between some people and some countries?
3. How does the preacher make Granpa angry in some of his sermons?
4. What is the first thing that Little Tree does on the trail when he is going home from the orphanage?
5. In what two ways does the author introduce humor in the incident with the two men from Chattanooga?
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