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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. 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 everyone in the family has an important role.
(c) To demonstrate that time is running out for the family.
(d) To demonstrate how grave danger has cemented the bonds among the members of the family.

2. 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 beating a woman and two children.
(c) He sees a man with a stump for a leg being beaten by soldiers.
(d) He sees a man and woman wearing leather harnesses and pulling a plow like mules.

3. In the incident when Granpa sees the old farmhouse in the clearing, why is Granpa surprised by the soldier's treatment of the people on the farm when he returns there later?
(a) Granpa expects the soldiers to throw them off the land but they tie them up in the barn.
(b) Granpa expects the soldiers to stop them from plowing but they charge them taxes.
(c) Granpa expects the soldiers to help the people but they actually attack them with guns .
(d) Granpa expects the soldiers to harm them but they actually bring them a mule.

4. Why does Willow John leave a long knife in church?
(a) It is a gift for the preacher that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(b) It is a gift for Little Tree that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(c) It is a gift for Granpa that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.
(d) It is a gift for Granma that he leaves there because Indians do not make a fuss about gifts.

5. 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) His clubfoot makes him different from the other children.
(d) He is Jewish.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which two incidents destroy Granpa's hope of being able to keep Little Tree?

2. What is unusual about the type of church that Little Tree's family attends?

3. In Chapter 15, how does Granma reassure Little Tree that his birth time is special and he will never be alone?

4. Who plays the most significant role in getting Little Tree back from the orphanage, thereby demonstrating the deep bond between them?

5. In teaching Little Tree, how does Mr. Wine reinforce Granma's lessons about the spirit-mind and the body-mind?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What are the main purposes served by the incident in which Granpa is bitten by the rattlesnake?

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

4. In what way does the title of Chapter 18 foreshadow the events that occur in it?

5. 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?

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

7. Write a short character sketch of Mr. Wine and summarize his role in the story.

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

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

10. What examples of prejudice and misunderstanding does Little Tree encounter at the orphanage?

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