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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 education and instincts about nature get him into trouble at the orphanage?
(a) He explains to the teacher that the dogs in the courtyard are mating.
(b) He tells the teacher that the mourning dove is a sign of death.
(c) He tells the teacher that the trees and the winds can communicate with him.
(d) He explains to the teacher that the deer in a picture are mating.

2. Which two incidents destroy Granpa's hope of being able to keep Little Tree?
(a) Mr. Taylor refuses to help Granpa, and Willow John dies so he cannot be a witness.
(b) Pine Billy refuses to testify and Little Tree accidentally reveals he has been making whiskey.
(c) Mr. Jenkins refuses to lend Granpa the money for the lawyer, and Granma says she agrees that Little Tree should go.
(d) Mr. Wine's death means he cannot testify to Little Tree's education, and Mr. Taylor, the lawyer says he can't help Granpa.

3. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle at a special time?
(a) It is time for the Jewish evening prayer.
(b) He believes that it is a way of sharing thoughts with his scattered relatives who light candles at the same time.
(c) It is in memory of his grandson.
(d) It is part of the Jewish ritual.

4. What is unusual about the type of church that Little Tree's family attends?
(a) It is the only church so it services various faiths, including Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and Church of Christ.
(b) The church is only open for services once per month.
(c) The church only allows Cherokee to sit at the back.
(d) It is the only church so the preacher uses many different languages.

5. How does the author establish Granma's resourcefulness in Chapter 12?
(a) She uses a Cherokee cry to alert other mountain people to the problem.
(b) She hurries Little Tree and Granpa to the cabin where she quickly finds remedies.
(c) She sends Little Tree to the neighboring cabin to get help.
(d) She quickly takes charge of the situation and does everything that's necessary to make things right.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter have in common?

2. According to Granpa's story about the farm, who was in charge of the land when Granpa was growing up?

3. What is the meaning of the red flag planted on the land by the regulators?

4. What important part does Mr. Wine play in the education of Little Tree?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. How and why does Granpa's approach to people in church who are badly off differ from the approach of others?

2. In what ways does the author communicate to the reader the growing fear and grief experienced by Granpa, Granma and Little Tree at the prospect of their separation?

3. 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?

4. Give a brief summary of the events related by Granpa that lead to Little Tree's return from the orphanage.

5. Why isn't Granpa interested in talking to Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk about putting him to work on a big whiskey still?

6. Give an example from Chapter 12 of how well the author uses vivid description to convey a picture of Spring to the reader.

7. 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?

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

9. What are the early symbols in Chapter 20 of Little Tree's excitement that he is home from the orphanage?

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

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