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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 advice from Granma does Little Tree follow to help him get through his need for communication with his grandparents?
(a) He watches the Dog Star from his window and imagines conversations with Granma, Granpa and Willow John.
(b) He watches the mountain range in the distance and communicates with his family.
(c) He watches the moon and tells it his secrets.
(d) He watches the Milky Way and communicates with his family.
2. How does the author reveal Granpa's sense of humor even during this dangerous adventure?
(a) He encourages Little Tree to have a good laugh and forget the whole incident.
(b) Granpa jokes that as soon as he lies down, Granma lifts her skirt and tries to seduce him.
(c) He makes up a funny song about their escape.
(d) He makes up a funny poem about their escape.
3. Why does Little Tree believe that the incident in which he gets into trouble with the teacher eventually leads to Granpa coming for him?
(a) Because he knows that Grandpa will feel his suffering in the weeping of the wind.
(b) Because he sneaks a letter to Granma complaining about his punishment.
(c) Because he tells them through the Dog Star every night about what happens, and that he wants to go home.
(d) Because that night he dreams that Granpa comes for him.
4. How does the author demonstrate that despite being poor, the sharecropper is instilling pride in his daughter?
(a) The sharecropper forbids his daughter to speak to Little Tree.
(b) The sharecropper whips his daughter's legs and tells her to give back the moccasins Little Tree gives to her.
(c) The sharecropper tells Granpa to keep his grandson away from his daughter.
(d) The sharecropper chastises his daughter for talking to Little Tree.
5. What weekly event puts Little Tree and his family in the company of Willow John?
(a) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they drop off supplies for Willow John.
(b) On the way from the settlement every Saturday, they pick up Willow John to go home with them.
(c) On the way from church every Sunday, they pick up Willow John to go to the cabin for lunch.
(d) On the way to church every Sunday, they stop to visit Willow John.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the author include the special relationship between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family in the story?
2. What important part does Mr. Wine play in the education of Little Tree?
3. How does Little Tree describe the effect of returning to his secret place in Chapter 20?
4. Referring to people who like to take and give handouts, what similarity does Granpa describe between some people and some countries?
5. What does the author imply might be the reason for the special bond that exists between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the main purposes served by the incident in which Granpa is bitten by the rattlesnake?
2. How does the description of the incident with Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk demonstrate the author's ability to use humor?
3. 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?
4. How does this episode on the old farm symbolize both the cruelty and generosity observed by Granpa in his youth?
5. Give an example from Chapter 12 of how well the author uses vivid description to convey a picture of Spring to the reader.
6. What does Chapter 16 suggest about the place of church going in the lives of Little Tree's family?
7. In what way does the title of Chapter 18 foreshadow the events that occur in it?
8. What examples of prejudice and misunderstanding does Little Tree encounter at the orphanage?
9. Write a short character sketch of Mr. Wine and summarize his role in the story.
10. Identify two specific lessons that Little Tree learns from his family and that are reinforced by Mr. Wine.
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