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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 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.
2. In Chapter 12, how does the author demonstrate Granpa's respect for the animals?
(a) They release animals from the trap when they are carrying young ones.
(b) They throw the young fish back into the creek.
(c) They stop trapping in the Spring and Summer because the animals are raising their young.
(d) They stop trapping once they have caught enough for a meal.
3. What does the author reveal about how Little Tree is released from the orphanage?
(a) That the reverend sends for Granpa and tells him he is being followed by a savage who tells him Little Tree is to go home.
(b) That the reverend sends for Granma and tells her to remove Little Tree because Granpa is threatening him.
(c) That the reverend sends for Granpa and tells him Little Tree is to be taken away because of his savagery.
(d) That Pine Billy goes to the reverend and tells him to release Little Tree or he will report the beatings to the authorities.
4. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle at a special time?
(a) It is part of the Jewish ritual.
(b) It is in memory of his grandson.
(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 time for the Jewish evening prayer.
5. In regard to leaving the orphanage, how does Granpa reveal that he wants Little Tree to continue learning to make his own decisions?
(a) Granpa tells the reverend to call Little Tree, and they ask him if he wants to go home.
(b) Granpa goes to the gate of the orphanage and lets Little Tree decide whether to go home with him.
(c) Granpa sends Pine Billy to the orphanage to find out if Little Tree wants to go home.
(d) Granpa tells Granma to write a letter that Pine Billy takes to Little Tree asking if he wants to go home.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Mr. Jenkins, who are the two men from Chattanooga and why are they looking for Granpa?
2. How does the reverend at the orphanage continue the prejudice that Little Tree has suffered throughout his life?
3. What advice from Granma does Little Tree follow to help him get through his need for communication with his grandparents?
4. At the beginning of the chapter "The Farm in the Clearing", what inhuman scene does Granpa describe to Little Tree?
5. In Chapter 15, how does Granma reassure Little Tree that his birth time is special and he will never be alone?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does this episode on the old farm symbolize both the cruelty and generosity observed by Granpa in his youth?
2. Why isn't Granpa interested in talking to Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk about putting him to work on a big whiskey still?
3. Give a brief summary of the events related by Granpa that lead to Little Tree's return from the orphanage.
4. Give an example from Chapter 12 of how well the author uses vivid description to convey a picture of Spring to the reader.
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. In what way does the title of Chapter 18 foreshadow the events that occur in it?
7. 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?
8. 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?
9. In what two ways do Granpa and Granma help to create a sense of worth in Little Tree during Chapter 15?
10. What purpose does Willow John serve in the novel?
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