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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 would be the most appropriate alternate title for Chapter 4?
(a) Granpa's Way of Hunting.
(b) Little Tree Takes A Fox.
(c) Mountain Hunting.
(d) The Fox outwits the Hounds.

2. What happens in Chapter 8 to suggest that Little Tree has a natural tendency towards some Cherokee ways?
(a) He finds himself a special "secret" place and Granma tells him all Cherokees have secret places.
(b) He is naturally attracted to the spiders weaving their webs.
(c) He is naturally attracted to the medicinal herbs that Granma collects.
(d) He is naturally attracted to the songs of the frogs.

3. In Chapter 2, what is the most important lesson that Little Tree learns about nature?
(a) That small creatures need to be protected by larger ones.
(b) That the hawks help humans by killing dangerous animals.
(c) That only the strong will survive.
(d) That there is a sense of balance in nature.

4. Why does Granma describe some people in the world as "dead"?
(a) They have no spirit-mind so they only see dirty if they look at a woman and they fail to see beauty in nature.
(b) They are only interested in oppressing others.
(c) They are only interested in material things.
(d) They are cruel to women and abuse nature.

5. How does Granpa teach Little Tree respect for the small creatures in Chapter 8?
(a) To catch the tadpoles and place them in a jar for safety.
(b) To avoid disturbing the frogs' songs by walking on tiptoes.
(c) To set the spiders back in the ferns when they fall into the water.
(d) To stay away from the spiders and the frogs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Little Tree's responsibility in producing the whiskey?

2. What does the incident between Little Tree and the lawmen on the mountain demonstrate about Little Tree?

3. How is this visitor in Chapter 7 hoping to become rich?

4. How does Chapter 2 end?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give an example from Chapter 4 of the author's ability to use vivid description.

2. What is the importance of revealing that Granma and Granpa have friends and visitors like Pine Billy?

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

4. What is "The Way" and why does it play a critical role in Little Tree's education?

5. Summarize the story about 'Coon Jack' and explain Granpa's reason for telling it to Little Tree.

6. How does the author describe the Cherokee response to their oppression along the Trail of Tears?

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

8. How does Chapter 5 establish some of the special roles played by Granma in the family?

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

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

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