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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. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle at a special time?
(a) He believes that it is a way of sharing thoughts with his scattered relatives who light candles at the same time.
(b) It is time for the Jewish evening prayer.
(c) It is part of the Jewish ritual.
(d) It is in memory of his grandson.
2. What important part does Mr. Wine play in the education of Little Tree?
(a) He teaches Little Tree how to fix clocks.
(b) He teaches Little Tree how to taste wine.
(c) He teaches Little Tree how to tell time, how to solve math problems and how to be thrifty.
(d) He teaches Little Tree about Jewish history.
3. How does Little Tree's education and instincts about nature get him into trouble at the orphanage?
(a) He explains to the teacher that the deer in a picture are mating.
(b) He explains to the teacher that the dogs in the courtyard are mating.
(c) He tells the teacher that the trees and the winds can communicate with him.
(d) He tells the teacher that the mourning dove is a sign of death.
4. What evidence is given in Chapter 16 that there is prejudice even in the church?
(a) The Episcopalians are the only ones who can participate in decisions about the church.
(b) The Cherokee have to stand at the back door and listen to the service.
(c) The preacher gives preferential treatment to the rich Episcopalian family who gives a whole dollar for collection.
(d) Cherokee children are not allowed at Sunday School.
5. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?
(a) From his window, he watches the moon and the sun.
(b) He gets companionship from the wind, the trees and the Dog Star.
(c) He makes friends with frogs and crickets.
(d) He gets companionship from the dogs.
Short Answer Questions
1. In teaching Little Tree, how does Mr. Wine reinforce Granma's lessons about the spirit-mind and the body-mind?
2. What is the first thing that Little Tree does on the trail when he is going home from the orphanage?
3. In what way do the events in Chapter 18 represent a major turning point in the novel?
4. According to the news heard in Chapter 11, what is causing people in New York to die?
5. How does Granpa help Little Tree understand the seriousness of spending the money on the calf?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Little Tree's love of nature help him through the misery he feels at the orphanage?
2. Give a brief summary of the events related by Granpa that lead to Little Tree's return from the orphanage.
3. How does the description of the incident with Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk demonstrate the author's ability to use humor?
4. 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?
5. What does Chapter 16 suggest about the place of church going in the lives of Little Tree's family?
6. How does this episode on the old farm symbolize both the cruelty and generosity observed by Granpa in his youth?
7. Why isn't Granpa interested in talking to Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk about putting him to work on a big whiskey still?
8. What examples of prejudice and misunderstanding does Little Tree encounter at the orphanage?
9. Identify two specific lessons that Little Tree learns from his family and that are reinforced by Mr. Wine.
10. Give an example from Chapter 12 of how well the author uses vivid description to convey a picture of Spring to the reader.
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