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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the special symbolism of the chapter title "Down From the mountain"?
(a) It symbolizes the destruction of the mountain trail.
(b) 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.
(c) It symbolizes Mr. Wine's last trip to the cabin.
(d) It symbolizes Granpa's last trip to the mountain trail.
2. 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) They are very involved in the church teachings and make certain they discuss the Bible stories for full understanding.
(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.
3. 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) Their beliefs cause them to remain on separate sides of the square at the settlement.
(d) They dislike each other because they have different beliefs.
4. What is the importance of the way Chapter 12 ends?
(a) To demonstrate that the Cherokee way of life has serious dangers.
(b) To demonstrate that everyone in the family has an important role.
(c) To demonstrate that time is running out for the family.
(d) To demonstrate how grave danger has cemented the bonds among the members of the family.
5. How does Little Tree create a disturbance in church?
(a) He gives Willow John a whistle and he tries it out in church.
(b) He gives Willow John a nickel and a bullfrog that starts a loud croaking in church.
(c) He comes in late and falls over in the aisle.
(d) He gives Willow John a harmless snake which jumps on a lady who screams out in church.
6. 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 Jewish.
(d) He is African-American.
7. 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 have a great sense of humor.
(b) Both have suffered from having to adjust to moving to the mountain area.
(c) Both are outsiders who don't quite belong in the world they occupy.
(d) Both have suffered the loss of their parents.
8. What weekly event puts Little Tree and his family in the company of Willow John?
(a) On the way from church every Sunday, they pick up Willow John to go to the cabin for lunch.
(b) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they drop off supplies for Willow John.
(c) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they pick up Willow John to go home with them.
(d) On the way to church every Sunday, they stop to visit Willow John.
9. 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 and tells them Granpa is at the settlement.
(b) He takes the dollar they offer him to lead them to Granpa but he leads them away from the stills.
(c) He asks for two dollars instead and leads them away from the trail.
(d) He takes the dollar and then tells them he doesn't know Granpa.
10. How does the preacher make Granpa angry in some of his sermons?
(a) He talks with contempt about the Catholics.
(b) He talks with contempt about the Cherokee.
(c) He rants and raves about whiskey makers.
(d) He talks a lot about Pharisees or separates, while looking and pointing straight at Granpa's family.
11. 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 Little Tree that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(c) It is a gift for the preacher that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(d) It is a gift for Granpa that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
12. 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 the memory of his suffering is blown away by the wind.
(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 he feels refreshed when he sees the creek.
13. How does the author suggest that even nature is mourning about Little Tree's departure?
(a) 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.
(b) Granma says the frogs and spiders in Little Tree's secret place have hidden away.
(c) Little Tree describes the rain as mournful and sad.
(d) Granpa says even the animals are howling with sadness.
14. 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 beating a woman and two children.
(b) He sees soldiers abusing the children.
(c) He sees a man with a stump for a leg being beaten by soldiers.
(d) He sees a man and woman wearing leather harnesses and pulling a plow like mules.
15. What is the first thing that Little Tree does on the trail when he is going home from the orphanage?
(a) He runs to The Narrows.
(b) He puts on his moccasins.
(c) He takes off his shoes so he can feel the trail.
(d) He runs to his secret place.
Short Answer Questions
1. Referring to people who like to take and give handouts, what similarity does Granpa describe between some people and some countries?
2. Why does Little Tree describe Fall as nature's grace time?
3. According to the news heard in Chapter 11, what is causing people in New York to die?
4. How does the author reveal Granpa's sense of humor even during this dangerous adventure?
5. What does the author imply might be the reason for the special bond that exists between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family?
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