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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
(a) He assigns Little Tree to a cot in the basement.
(b) He calls him a terrible name and says he doesn't have to go to church because people like him cannot be saved.
(c) He gives Little Tree special clothing that will set him apart from the other children.
(d) He makes Little Tree wear a shirt with "Outcast" written across the back.
2. At the beginning of the chapter "The Farm in the Clearing", what inhuman scene does Granpa describe to Little Tree?
(a) He sees a man beating a woman and two children.
(b) He sees a man and woman wearing leather harnesses and pulling a plow like mules.
(c) He sees soldiers abusing the children.
(d) He sees a man with a stump for a leg being beaten by soldiers.
3. 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 his suffering is blown away by the wind.
(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 the orphanage is washed away by the stream.
4. How does the author suggest that even nature is mourning about Little Tree's departure?
(a) Little Tree's description says a low oak limb's finger pulls the tow sack off his shoulder, and a lonesome dove gets no answer to his call.
(b) Granma says the frogs and spiders in Little Tree's secret place have hidden away.
(c) Little Tree describes the rain as mournful and sad.
(d) Granpa says even the animals are howling with sadness.
5. In Chapter 16, what does the author suggest about the importance of the church teachings to Granpa and Little Tree?
(a) They don't fully understand what the church is about and are confused about the Bible stories.
(b) Granpa leaves this part of Little Tree's lessons to Granma.
(c) They are very involved in the church teachings and make certain they discuss the Bible stories for full understanding.
(d) Granpa doesn't believe any of it but he wants Little Tree to work it out for himself.
Short Answer Questions
1. In what two ways does the author introduce humor in the incident with the two men from Chattanooga?
2. In the incident with the two men from Chattanooga, how does Little Tree demonstrate that he is becoming clever and less trusting?
3. At church, how does Granpa demonstrate his belief about the importance of self-sufficiency ?
4. How does the author demonstrate that despite being poor, the sharecropper is instilling pride in his daughter?
5. What is the meaning of the red flag planted on the land by the regulators?
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