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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. In the early chapters of the book, what kind of education is Little Tree receiving from his grandparents?
(a) An education that is limited to the Cherokee way of life.
(b) An education about becoming a hunter.
(c) An education about responsibility.
(d) A varied and practical education.

2. Why is it significant that Granpa reminds Little Tree in Chapter 10 about the importance of paying attention to people's tone and not just their words?
(a) Because Granpa knows that a politician will be visiting.
(b) Because Little Tree is getting older and facing new challenges.
(c) Because shortly after the reminder, Little Tree is tricked by a "Christian" using misleading words.
(d) Because Granpa knows that there is trouble coming.

3. How is the reader made aware that Pa eventually gets very close to the Indians?
(a) He eventually marries one of the young daughters.
(b) He moves them closer to where he lives.
(c) He advises them on how to remain safe from the soldiers.
(d) He moves into their camp.

4. In the mountains in Chapter 2, what does Little Tree see Tal-con doing?
(a) Climbing trees.
(b) Swooping down to kill a quail.
(c) Setting a trap for turkeys.
(d) Chasing ground rats.

5. Which of the following is the best alternate title for Chapter 6?
(a) Survival of the Strong.
(b) Escape.
(c) Understanding the Past.
(d) The Lost People.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 10 how does the author demonstrate that Little Tree has a conscience?

2. What is the unique mark on Granpa's whiskey jar?

3. Why does Little Tree set the coal oil can down when the lady in the black car speaks to them?

4. How does the driver of the vehicle who takes Little Tree to his new home treat Granma and Granpa?

5. What is Little Tree especially proud of in Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. What descriptions of the journey to, and arrival at his new home establish that Little Tree is going to be in a strange place?

2. Apart from hunting, what is the special reason for Granpa taking Little Tree out for this all-night adventure?

3. In Chapter 3, how does Granpa explain George Washington's decision to introduce a tax on whiskey? How does Granpa justify this belief?

4. According to Chapter 6, why is it important for Little Tree to know the past?

5. Why is Granpa teaching Little Tree to do the hard work involved in farming so early in his life?

6. In Chapter 3, what does the author reveal about Granpa's views on politicians and authority figures?

7. State an important purpose that is served by this chapter in regard to the social setting of the book.

8. How is Granpa's approach to his trade different from that of some whiskey traders to whom he objects?

9. What important facts does the author provide about Little Tree when he is introduced to the reader?

10. What is the importance of the boot moccasins that Granma makes for Little Tree?

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