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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is Little Tree planning to do with the extra coins he is keeping in his pocket from his savings?
(a) Buy a candy box for Granma's Christmas present.
(b) Buy a dictionary to learn new words.
(c) Buy a hat for Granpa.
(d) Buy candy for the sharecropper's daughter.
2. In Chapter 4, why does Little Tree feel grown-up?
(a) He is allowed to prepare the food.
(b) Granma gives him a deer shirt like Granpa's to wear.
(c) Granpa lets him go up the trail by himself.
(d) Granma teaches him to make his own shirt.
3. What would be the most appropriate alternate title for Chapter 5?
(a) A Visit to the Settlement.
(b) Differences in Culture.
(c) The Big Black Car.
(d) Little Tree Learns of Chattanooga.
4. Which three people does Little Tree learn about from Granpa's stories in Chapter 5?
(a) Uncle, Pa and Bonnie Bee.
(b) An uncle who gets in trouble with women, granpa's pa and Coon Jack.
(c) Jack, Papa and Uncle.
(d) Uncle Coon, Papa Jack and Pa.
5. According to Granma, why are secret places so important?
(a) They nurture each individual's spirit body.
(b) They allow each person to pray.
(c) They allow each person to hide away when faced with danger.
(d) They allow each person to read in a quiet place.
Short Answer Questions
1. Granma accidentally reads about a law introduced by George Washington and this gets Granpa very angry. What law is this?
2. From the incident with the black car, what is revealed about Granpa's attitude towards words?
3. In Chapter 2, how does Little Tree demonstrate that he has learned Granpa's lesson about nature's ways?
4. How does Chapter 2 end?
5. Which of the following best describes the main theme of Chapter 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss the chief method used by the Indians to communicate beliefs and values from one generation to the other.
2. How does Chapter 5 establish some of the special roles played by Granma in the family?
3. How does Granpa's attitude to fox hunting make him special and show his regard for nature?
4. Why is Granpa teaching Little Tree to do the hard work involved in farming so early in his life?
5. How does Granma illustrate her father's ability to feel tree spirits?
6. State an important purpose that is served by this chapter in regard to the social setting of the book.
7. Summarize the story about 'Coon Jack' and explain Granpa's reason for telling it to Little Tree.
8. In Chapter 3, what does the author reveal about Granpa's views on politicians and authority figures?
9. Why does Little Tree go to bed feeling happy even though he has lost his father and mother?
10. According to Granma, how does the spirit-mind relate to understanding of death and nature in secret places?
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