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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Little Tree's education and instincts about nature get him into trouble at the orphanage?
(a) He tells the teacher that the trees and the winds can communicate with him.
(b) He tells the teacher that the mourning dove is a sign of death.
(c) He explains to the teacher that the deer in a picture are mating.
(d) He explains to the teacher that the dogs in the courtyard are mating.
2. According to the news heard in Chapter 11, what is causing people in New York to die?
(a) A serious epidemic that causes depression.
(b) They are killing themselves by jumping off roofs.
(c) Severe snow storms.
(d) Overcrowding and the spread of illnesses.
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 tells them through the Dog Star every night about what happens, and that he wants to go home.
(b) Because that night he dreams that Granpa comes for him.
(c) Because he knows that Grandpa will feel his suffering in the weeping of the wind.
(d) Because he sneaks a letter to Granma complaining about his punishment.
4. The author shares many Cherokee symbols with the reader. What is revealed in Chapter 14 about the meaning of an Indian holding up his palm?
(a) The Indian wants someone to stay away.
(b) It means peace because he is showing he has no weapons.
(c) It means there is an agreement.
(d) It means "Welcome".
5. Why does Mr. Wine light a candle at a special time?
(a) He believes that it is a way of sharing thoughts with his scattered relatives who light candles at the same time.
(b) It is part of the Jewish ritual.
(c) It is in memory of his grandson.
(d) It is time for the Jewish evening prayer.
Short Answer Questions
1. What advice from Granma does Little Tree follow to help him get through his need for communication with his grandparents?
2. At the beginning of the chapter "The Farm in the Clearing", what inhuman scene does Granpa describe to Little Tree?
3. How do the events in Chapter 12 demonstrate the importance of Granma's knowledge of plants and herbs?
4. Why does Little Tree describe Fall as nature's grace time?
5. What is the special symbolism of the chapter title "Down From the mountain"?
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