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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. According to the news heard in Chapter 11, what is causing people in New York to die?
(a) Severe snow storms.
(b) A serious epidemic that causes depression.
(c) Overcrowding and the spread of illnesses.
(d) They are killing themselves by jumping off roofs.

2. In regard to leaving the orphanage, how does Granpa reveal that he wants Little Tree to continue learning to make his own decisions?
(a) Granpa sends Pine Billy to the orphanage to find out if Little Tree wants to go home.
(b) Granpa tells the reverend to call Little Tree, and they ask him if he wants to go home.
(c) Granpa goes to the gate of the orphanage and lets Little Tree decide whether to go home with him.
(d) Granpa tells Granma to write a letter that Pine Billy takes to Little Tree asking if he wants to go home.

3. How does Mr. Wine's death shed light on the previous incident in which he prays and then walks away without acknowledging Little Tree's gratitude for the yellow coat?
(a) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine is losing his mind.
(b) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine knows he is about to die and has no relatives to tell.
(c) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine wants to die alone.
(d) It makes it clear that Mr. Wine knows he is going to die and wants to express his special feeling for Little Tree.

4. How does Little Tree describe the effect of returning to his secret place in Chapter 20?
(a) He says he feels refreshed when he sees the creek.
(b) He says the memory of the orphanage is washed away by the stream.
(c) Little Tree says his spirit has stopped hurting, and he feels washed clean by the trees, the spring branch and the birds.
(d) He says the memory of his suffering is blown away by the wind.

5. How do religious and cultural beliefs cause Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter to act negatively towards each other?
(a) Their beliefs cause them to avoid speaking to each other.
(b) Their beliefs cause them to remain on separate sides of the square at the settlement.
(c) Little Tree has been taught to distrust Christians, while the girl has been taught that Indians are lazy heathen savages.
(d) They dislike each other because they have different beliefs.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?

2. According to Mr. Jenkins, who are the two men from Chattanooga and why are they looking for Granpa?

3. Why is Wilburn, the boy at the orphanage, as much of an outcast as Little Tree is?

4. In teaching Little Tree, how does Mr. Wine reinforce Granma's lessons about the spirit-mind and the body-mind?

5. What does the author imply might be the reason for the special bond that exists between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. During an incident in Chapter 13, poor people on the farm in the clearing are harassed and killed by government authorities. What part does this incident play in the novel?

3. 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?

4. In what way does the title of Chapter 18 foreshadow the events that occur in it?

5. What examples of prejudice and misunderstanding does Little Tree encounter at the orphanage?

6. Write a short character sketch of Mr. Wine and summarize his role in the story.

7. How does Little Tree's love of nature help him through the misery he feels at the orphanage?

8. How does this episode on the old farm symbolize both the cruelty and generosity observed by Granpa in his youth?

9. What are the author's reasons for introducing the sharecropper and his daughter to the reader?

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

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