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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What weekly event puts Little Tree and his family in the company of Willow John?
(a) On the way to church every Sunday, they stop to visit Willow John.
(b) On the way from church every Sunday, they pick up Willow John to go to the cabin for lunch.
(c) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they drop off supplies for Willow John.
(d) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they pick up Willow John to go home with them.
2. Why does Little Tree believe that the incident in which he gets into trouble with the teacher eventually leads to Granpa coming for him?
(a) Because he sneaks a letter to Granma complaining about his punishment.
(b) Because he knows that Grandpa will feel his suffering in the weeping of the wind.
(c) Because that night he dreams that Granpa comes for him.
(d) Because he tells them through the Dog Star every night about what happens, and that he wants to go home.
3. What important part does Mr. Wine play in the education of Little Tree?
(a) He teaches Little Tree how to fix clocks.
(b) He teaches Little Tree about Jewish history.
(c) He teaches Little Tree how to taste wine.
(d) He teaches Little Tree how to tell time, how to solve math problems and how to be thrifty.
4. 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 harm them but they actually bring them a mule.
(b) Granpa expects the soldiers to throw them off the land but they tie them up in the barn.
(c) Granpa expects the soldiers to stop them from plowing but they charge them taxes.
(d) Granpa expects the soldiers to help the people but they actually attack them with guns .
5. 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 stops Little Tree's bleeding.
(d) It helps to stop Little Tree's arm from swellling.
6. 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) Overcrowding and the spread of illnesses.
(c) Severe snow storms.
(d) They are killing themselves by jumping off roofs.
7. How does the author demonstrate that despite being poor, the sharecropper is instilling pride in his daughter?
(a) The sharecropper chastises his daughter for talking to Little Tree.
(b) The sharecropper whips his daughter's legs and tells her to give back the moccasins Little Tree gives to her.
(c) The sharecropper forbids his daughter to speak to Little Tree.
(d) The sharecropper tells Granpa to keep his grandson away from his daughter.
8. 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) The Indian wants someone to stay away.
(b) It means peace because he is showing he has no weapons.
(c) It means "Welcome".
(d) It means there is an agreement.
9. What is unusual about the type of church that Little Tree's family attends?
(a) It is the only church so it services various faiths, including Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and Church of Christ.
(b) The church only allows Cherokee to sit at the back.
(c) It is the only church so the preacher uses many different languages.
(d) The church is only open for services once per month.
10. How does Granpa help Little Tree understand the seriousness of spending the money on the calf?
(a) Granpa reduces Little Tree's stake in the business.
(b) Granpa sends him to find the man who sold him the calf and demand his money.
(c) Granpa makes Little Tree write down on paper how much he spent and lost.
(d) Granpa makes Little Tree go without his earnings for the next two weeks.
11. According to Granpa's story about the farm, who was in charge of the land when Granpa was growing up?
(a) Granpa's family had the run of the land.
(b) The Cherokees were in charge of the land.
(c) The land was occupied by Union soldiers and run by politicians.
(d) The Confederates were in charge of the land.
12. Referring to people who like to take and give handouts, what similarity does Granpa describe between some people and some countries?
(a) He says some people who take handouts are like some countries that depend on other countries like dogs.
(b) He says people who take and give handouts are like some countries that like people to be dependent on them so they can treat them like dogs.
(c) He says people who like to give charity are like some countries who help other countries and then run their affairs.
(d) He says some countries treat other countries like dogs because they give them handouts.
13. 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 suffered the loss of their parents.
(b) Both are outsiders who don't quite belong in the world they occupy.
(c) Both have suffered from having to adjust to moving to the mountain area.
(d) Both have a great sense of humor.
14. How do the two men from Chattanooga make fun of Little Tree?
(a) They call him uneducated.
(b) They tease him about belonging nowhere.
(c) They laugh at his moccasins.
(d) They call him an unpleasant name because he does not recollect his father.
15. Why does Willow John leave a long knife in church?
(a) It is a gift for the preacher that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(b) It is a gift for Granpa that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(c) It is a gift for Granma 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the author imply might be the reason for the special bond that exists between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family?
2. At the beginning of the chapter "The Farm in the Clearing", what inhuman scene does Granpa describe to Little Tree?
3. 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?
4. Why does Little Tree describe Fall as nature's grace time?
5. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 14?
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