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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 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 tells them through the Dog Star every night about what happens, and that he wants to go home.
(b) Because he sneaks a letter to Granma complaining about his punishment.
(c) Because that night he dreams that Granpa comes for him.
(d) Because he knows that Grandpa will feel his suffering in the weeping of the wind.
2. At the beginning of the chapter "The Farm in the Clearing", what inhuman scene does Granpa describe to Little Tree?
(a) He sees a man with a stump for a leg being beaten by soldiers.
(b) He sees soldiers abusing the children.
(c) He sees a man beating a woman and two children.
(d) He sees a man and woman wearing leather harnesses and pulling a plow like mules.
3. How does Little Tree create a disturbance in church?
(a) He comes in late and falls over in the aisle.
(b) He gives Willow John a whistle and he tries it out in church.
(c) He gives Willow John a harmless snake which jumps on a lady who screams out in church.
(d) He gives Willow John a nickel and a bullfrog that starts a loud croaking in church.
4. How do the two men from Chattanooga make fun of Little Tree?
(a) They tease him about belonging nowhere.
(b) They laugh at his moccasins.
(c) They call him an unpleasant name because he does not recollect his father.
(d) They call him uneducated.
5. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle at a special time?
(a) It is part of the Jewish ritual.
(b) It is time for the Jewish evening prayer.
(c) He believes that it is a way of sharing thoughts with his scattered relatives who light candles at the same time.
(d) It is in memory of his grandson.
Short Answer Questions
1. Referring to people who like to take and give handouts, what similarity does Granpa describe between some people and some countries?
2. In Chapter 16, what does the author suggest about the importance of the church teachings to Granpa and Little Tree?
3. The efforts made by the person who actually gets the reverend to release Little Tree from the orphanage symbolize the strength of some relationships. Which relationship is actually involved?
4. How does the author establish Granma's resourcefulness in Chapter 12?
5. How do religious and cultural beliefs cause Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter to act negatively towards each other?
Short Essay Questions
1. What examples of prejudice and misunderstanding does Little Tree encounter at the orphanage?
2. Write a short character sketch of Mr. Wine and summarize his role in the story.
3. Identify two specific lessons that Little Tree learns from his family and that are reinforced by Mr. Wine.
4. In what two ways do Granpa and Granma help to create a sense of worth in Little Tree during Chapter 15?
5. What are the author's reasons for introducing the sharecropper and his daughter to the reader?
6. Why isn't Granpa interested in talking to Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk about putting him to work on a big whiskey still?
7. How does the description of the incident with Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk demonstrate the author's ability to use humor?
8. What are the main purposes served by the incident in which Granpa is bitten by the rattlesnake?
9. 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?
10. 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?
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