Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the author use contrast to show different lifestyles and characters in Chapter 7?
2. How does Pa say farewell to Granpa when he is dying?
3. What makes Little Tree go to bed feeling happier in spite of his loss in Chapter 1?
4. How does Chapter 2 end?
5. According to Granpa's story, why did his father's friend enter the church with a pistol?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Chapter 5 establish some of the special roles played by Granma in the family?
2. What are the early symbols in Chapter 20 of Little Tree's excitement that he is home from the orphanage?
3. Why is Granpa teaching Little Tree to do the hard work involved in farming so early in his life?
4. What is the significance of the title of the chapter "I kin ye Bonnie Bee"?
5. How does Granma illustrate her father's ability to feel tree spirits?
6. What descriptions of the journey to, and arrival at his new home establish that Little Tree is going to be in a strange place?
7. How does Little Tree's love of nature help him through the misery he feels at the orphanage?
8. In what two ways do Granpa and Granma help to create a sense of worth in Little Tree during Chapter 15?
9. Summarize the episode between Pine Billy and Smokehouse and say why it creates humor.
10. What are the author's reasons for introducing the sharecropper and his daughter to the reader?
Compare and contrast the author's treatment of death and loss in the first and last chapters of the novel, indicating the changes which are evident in Little Tree's reactions to these experiences.
Granpa is involved in the controversial whiskey trade and exposes Little Tree to danger by involving him in the activities associated with it. Explain the complexities of Granpa's involvement in the whiskey trade and comment on the advantages and disadvantages of his decision to involve Little Tree in this line of work.
Granma and Granpa are towering figures in the life of Little Tree and they establish the power of simplicity and commitment in a complex and frightening world. Discuss the evidence provided by the author of the complex and frightening world in which Little Tree finds himself and comment on the role of his grandparents in establishing that simple family values and relationships are powerful means of survival in such a world.
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