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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. How does Little Tree's innocence and trust lead him to lose his money?
(a) The preacher encourages him to throw his extra money in the collection plate for the poor.
(b) Pine Billy encourages him to use the money in a scheme to make more money.
(c) The sharecropper pleads with him to give his daughter some money.
(d) A calf owner convinces him to buy a sick calf that soon dies.

2. Which of the following best describes the main theme of Chapter 2?
(a) Granpa shares his knowledge about hunting.
(b) A young boy learns to survive in the mountains.
(c) How animals survive in the wild.
(d) A young boy learns to appreciate nature.

3. Who is Smokehouse and what role does he play in Chapter 7?
(a) A half-Cherokee who burns wood for the coal oil lamp.
(b) The partner who works with the visitor to write the entry for the competition.
(c) The policeman who investigates the claim made by the visitor about an alleged criminal.
(d) The friend who gives the visitor a ride to the cabin.

4. At the end of Chapter 1, what kind of house is Little Tree taken to by his grandparents?
(a) A tepee.
(b) A cabin.
(c) A bungalow.
(d) A cottage.

5. 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 church.
(b) The way to the cabin.
(c) If they want a ride home.
(d) The way to Chattanooga.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what special activity do Little Tree and his grandparents participate on weekend evenings during the winter?

2. Why is it important for the author to reveal that Granpa and Granma have friends who visit them?

3. How does Granma respond when Little Tree gives her musk bugs?

4. What would be the most appropriate alternate title for Chapter 5?

5. In Chapter 6, how does the author explain that Pa knows Indians are around?

Short Essay Questions

1. Identify two specific lessons that Little Tree learns from his family and that are reinforced by Mr. Wine.

2. What are the main purposes served by the incident in which Granpa is bitten by the rattlesnake?

3. How does Little Tree's independent selection of a secret place inform the reader about his character?

4. 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?

5. In what two ways do Granpa and Granma help to create a sense of worth in Little Tree during Chapter 15?

6. How does the description of the incident with Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk demonstrate the author's ability to use humor?

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

8. How do Granpa and Little Tree continue to make sure that as much as possible is learned from Little's Tree loss in the calf purchase?

9. What is the significance of the title of the chapter "I kin ye Bonnie Bee"?

10. According to Granma, how does the spirit-mind relate to understanding of death and nature in secret places?

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