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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 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 has someone to help round out his education.
(c) To show that Little Tree is learning to relate to many different people.
(d) To show that despite ethnic and racial differences, people with common values and beliefs can become close friends.
2. What change does Little Tree make that demonstrates how much he has learned from the loss of the money spent on the calf?
(a) He resolves to give his money to Granma to keep.
(b) He resolves to keep his extra money in his fruit jar instead of in his pocket.
(c) He resolves to bury his money in his secret place.
(d) He resolves to give Granpa his money to keep.
3. Why is Wilburn, the boy at the orphanage, as much of an outcast as Little Tree is?
(a) He is African-American.
(b) He is Mexican.
(c) He is Jewish.
(d) His clubfoot makes him different from the other children.
4. 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) Little Tree has been taught to distrust Christians, while the girl has been taught that Indians are lazy heathen savages.
(c) They dislike each other because they have different beliefs.
(d) Their beliefs cause them to remain on separate sides of the square at the settlement.
5. At the beginning of the chapter "The Farm in the Clearing", what inhuman scene does Granpa describe to Little Tree?
(a) He sees soldiers abusing the children.
(b) He sees a man and woman wearing leather harnesses and pulling a plow like mules.
(c) He sees a man beating a woman and two children.
(d) He sees a man with a stump for a leg being beaten by soldiers.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Mr. Wine assure Little Tree that he is getting a good education?
2. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle at a special time?
3. How does the author establish Granma's resourcefulness in Chapter 12?
4. In regard to leaving the orphanage, how does Granpa reveal that he wants Little Tree to continue learning to make his own decisions?
5. In the incident with the two men from Chattanooga, how does Little Tree demonstrate that he is becoming clever and less trusting?
Short Essay Questions
1. Give an example from Chapter 12 of how well the author uses vivid description to convey a picture of Spring to the reader.
2. Write a short character sketch of Mr. Wine and summarize his role in the story.
3. What does Chapter 16 suggest about the place of church going in the lives of Little Tree's family?
4. What purpose does Willow John serve in the novel?
5. What are the main purposes served by the incident in which Granpa is bitten by the rattlesnake?
6. 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?
7. In what two ways do Granpa and Granma help to create a sense of worth in Little Tree during Chapter 15?
8. Identify two specific lessons that Little Tree learns from his family and that are reinforced by Mr. Wine.
9. How does Little Tree's love of nature help him through the misery he feels at the orphanage?
10. Give a brief summary of the events related by Granpa that lead to Little Tree's return from the orphanage.
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