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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What advice from Granma does Little Tree follow to help him get through his need for communication with his grandparents?
(a) He watches the moon and tells it his secrets.
(b) He watches the Milky Way and communicates with his family.
(c) He watches the mountain range in the distance and communicates with his family.
(d) He watches the Dog Star from his window and imagines conversations with Granma, Granpa and Willow John.
2. 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 fix clocks.
(c) He teaches Little Tree how to tell time, how to solve math problems and how to be thrifty.
(d) He teaches Little Tree about Jewish history.
3. According to Mr. Jenkins, who are the two men from Chattanooga and why are they looking for Granpa?
(a) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men who want to buy crops from Granpa.
(b) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men who have come to investigate Little Tree's upbringing.
(c) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men who want to buy land from Granpa.
(d) Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk are big city men in the whiskey trade and want to put Granpa to work on a big still.
4. 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 is losing his mind.
(c) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine wants to die alone.
(d) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine knows he is going to die and wants to express his special feeling for Little Tree.
5. What is the special symbolism of the chapter title "Down From the mountain"?
(a) It symbolizes Granpa's last trip to 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 the destruction of the mountain trail.
(d) It symbolizes Mr. Wine's last trip to the cabin.
6. 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.
7. 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 how grave danger has cemented the bonds among the members of the family.
(c) To demonstrate that time is running out for the family.
(d) To demonstrate that the Cherokee way of life has serious dangers.
8. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 14?
(a) The Men from Chattanooga.
(b) Granma's Special Brew.
(c) .Little Tree Defends His Mountain.
(d) City Slickers Outwit Mountain Dwellers.
9. 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 two friends.
(b) The relationship between an uncle and his nephew.
(c) The relationship between a preacher and his church member.
(d) The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
10. How does the author demonstrate that despite being poor, the sharecropper is instilling pride in his daughter?
(a) The sharecropper whips his daughter's legs and tells her to give back the moccasins Little Tree gives to her.
(b) The sharecropper chastises his daughter for talking to Little Tree.
(c) The sharecropper tells Granpa to keep his grandson away from his daughter.
(d) The sharecropper forbids his daughter to speak to Little Tree.
11. 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.
12. In Chapter 15, how does Granma reassure Little Tree that his birth time is special and he will never be alone?
(a) She tells him he was born in the Spring and the bees buzzing around the new flowers will be his company.
(b) She explains that his birth time makes Summer his season and his company will always be the trees, birds, rain, and water that love him.
(c) She tells him he was born in Summer and the sun will always be his companion.
(d) She tells him he was born in the Spring so he will always have nature bursting out to keep his company.
13. 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) It means there is an agreement.
(c) It means "Welcome".
(d) The Indian wants someone to stay away.
14. 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 the men fall into poison ivy and how Granma cooks them fish with roots that cause diarrhea.
(c) By describing how Little Tree outwits them and sends them running from the hounds.
(d) By describing how Little Tree sets the hounds on them and they are chased into the freezing river.
15. How does Little Tree's education and instincts about nature get him into trouble at the orphanage?
(a) He tells the teacher that the mourning dove is a sign of death.
(b) He explains to the teacher that the deer in a picture are mating.
(c) He explains to the teacher that the dogs in the courtyard are mating.
(d) He tells the teacher that the trees and the winds can communicate with him.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
2. Who plays the most significant role in getting Little Tree back from the orphanage, thereby demonstrating the deep bond between them?
3. What is the meaning of the red flag planted on the land by the regulators?
4. How does Little Tree describe the effect of returning to his secret place in Chapter 20?
5. In regard to leaving the orphanage, how does Granpa reveal that he wants Little Tree to continue learning to make his own decisions?
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