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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 change does Little Tree make that demonstrates how much he has learned from the loss of the money spent on the calf?
(a) He resolves to give his money to Granma to keep.
(b) He resolves to bury his money in his secret place.
(c) He resolves to keep his extra money in his fruit jar instead of in his pocket.
(d) He resolves to give Granpa his money to keep.
2. How does Little Tree describe the effect of returning to his secret place in Chapter 20?
(a) He says the memory of the orphanage is washed away by the stream.
(b) He says the memory of his suffering is blown away by the wind.
(c) He says he feels refreshed when he sees the creek.
(d) Little Tree says his spirit has stopped hurting, and he feels washed clean by the trees, the spring branch and the birds.
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?
(a) The relationship between two friends.
(b) The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
(c) The relationship between a preacher and his church member.
(d) The relationship between an uncle and his nephew.
4. Who plays the most significant role in getting Little Tree back from the orphanage, thereby demonstrating the deep bond between them?
(b) Willow John.
(d) Pine Billy.
5. 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 chastises his daughter for talking to Little Tree.
(c) The sharecropper whips his daughter's legs and tells her to give back the moccasins Little Tree gives to her.
(d) The sharecropper tells Granpa to keep his grandson away from his daughter.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the first thing that Little Tree does on the trail when he is going home from the orphanage?
2. How does the preacher make Granpa angry in some of his sermons?
3. What is the importance of the way Chapter 12 ends?
4. How does the author reveal Granpa's sense of humor even during this dangerous adventure?
5. In regard to the family that Granpa sees facing hardships on the farm, what do Granpa and the soldiers have in common?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Little Tree's love of nature help him through the misery he feels at the orphanage?
2. Give a brief summary of the events related by Granpa that lead to Little Tree's return from the orphanage.
3. Why isn't Granpa interested in talking to Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk about putting him to work on a big whiskey still?
4. How does the description of the incident with Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk demonstrate the author's ability to use humor?
5. How does this episode on the old farm symbolize both the cruelty and generosity observed by Granpa in his youth?
6. Give an example from Chapter 12 of how well the author uses vivid description to convey a picture of Spring to the reader.
7. What are the author's reasons for introducing the sharecropper and his daughter to the reader?
8. 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?
9. How and why does Granpa's approach to people in church who are badly off differ from the approach of others?
10. 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?
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