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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 do the two men from Chattanooga make fun of Little Tree?
(a) They tease him about belonging nowhere.
(b) They call him uneducated.
(c) They laugh at his moccasins.
(d) They call him an unpleasant name because he does not recollect his father.
2. Why does the author include the special relationship between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family in the story?
(a) To show that the world has many different types of people.
(b) To show that Little Tree is learning to relate to many different people.
(c) To show that Little Tree has someone to help round out his education.
(d) To show that despite ethnic and racial differences, people with common values and beliefs can become close friends.
3. How does the author reveal Granpa's sense of humor even during this dangerous adventure?
(a) Granpa jokes that as soon as he lies down, Granma lifts her skirt and tries to seduce him.
(b) He makes up a funny song about their escape.
(c) He makes up a funny poem about their escape.
(d) He encourages Little Tree to have a good laugh and forget the whole incident.
4. In regard to the family that Granpa sees facing hardships on the farm, what do Granpa and the soldiers have in common?
(a) They are motivated to provide help.
(b) They are prejudiced against the black man at the farm.
(c) They believe they have no right to be there.
(d) They are concerned about the children.
5. What is the importance of the way Chapter 12 ends?
(a) To demonstrate that the Cherokee way of life has serious dangers.
(b) To demonstrate that time is running out for the family.
(c) To demonstrate how grave danger has cemented the bonds among the members of the family.
(d) To demonstrate that everyone in the family has an important role.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who plays the most significant role in getting Little Tree back from the orphanage, thereby demonstrating the deep bond between them?
2. Why is Wilburn, the boy at the orphanage, as much of an outcast as Little Tree is?
3. How does Little Tree create a disturbance in church?
4. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
5. According to the news heard in Chapter 11, what is causing people in New York to die?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why isn't Granpa interested in talking to Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk about putting him to work on a big whiskey still?
2. How and why does Granpa's approach to people in church who are badly off differ from the approach of others?
3. How does the description of the incident with Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk demonstrate the author's ability to use humor?
4. What are the main purposes served by the incident in which Granpa is bitten by the rattlesnake?
5. In what way does the title of Chapter 18 foreshadow the events that occur in it?
6. What are the early symbols in Chapter 20 of Little Tree's excitement that he is home from the orphanage?
7. 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?
8. Give an example from Chapter 12 of how well the author uses vivid description to convey a picture of Spring to the reader.
9. What are the author's reasons for introducing the sharecropper and his daughter to the reader?
10. How does Little Tree's love of nature help him through the misery he feels at the orphanage?
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