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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 does the woman in the black car ask when she stops Little Tree and Granpa on their way back from the settlement?
(a) The way to the cabin.
(b) The way to the church.
(c) If they want a ride home.
(d) The way to Chattanooga.

2. According to his grandparents, why is it important for Little Tree to learn about his past?
(a) Because without understanding his past, he will not understand his future.
(b) So he will know about his relatives.
(c) Because it will help him understand the Cherokee ways.
(d) Because he will have to teach his own children about the past.

3. What is the mode of narration used by the author to tell the story?
(a) The author uses a second person point of view.
(b) The author uses a third person narrator who is not in the story.
(c) The author uses first person from a child's perspective.
(d) The author is the narrator and knows everything.

4. How is Granpa's approach to making whiskey different from that of the "city criminals" who just want to make money?
(a) Granpa only uses water to increase the volume.
(b) Granpa only uses sugar to increase the volume.
(c) Granpa only uses lye to increase the volume.
(d) Granpa puts nothing in his whiskey to increase volume while others add various substances to increase the volume.

5. Who guides the family when it comes to books, decisions and words?
(a) The librarian.
(b) Pa.
(c) Granpa.
(d) Granma.

Short Answer Questions

1. What makes Little Tree go to bed feeling happier in spite of his loss in Chapter 1?

2. Which of the following best describes the main theme of Chapter 2?

3. How does Granpa help Little Tree overcome feeling empty and sad after Ringer's death?

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

5. Why does Granpa pay so much attention to praising Little Tree and making him feel important?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the reader learn in Chapter 3 about the librarian's attitude to lending books to Little Tree and Granpa when they visit the library?

2. How do Granpa and Granma ensure that there is a balance in Little Tree's education?

3. What does the introduction of Pine Billy add to the story?

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

5. How does the revelation of Granpa's trade help to shed light on the reason for his earlier objection to one of George Washington's laws?

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

7. How does Granpa's attitude to fox hunting make him special and show his regard for nature?

8. Summarize the episode between Pine Billy and Smokehouse and say why it creates humor.

9. Why is the trail called the "Trail of Tears" and how does the author challenge some traditional beliefs about what happened there?

10. Give two important place names and one animal's name that occur in chapter 4. Explain why the names are very appropriate.

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