The Education of Little Tree Test | Final Test - Hard

Asa Earl Carter
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the importance of the way Chapter 12 ends?

2. In what way do the events in Chapter 18 represent a major turning point in the novel?

3. In teaching Little Tree, how does Mr. Wine reinforce Granma's lessons about the spirit-mind and the body-mind?

4. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?

5. How do the two men from Chattanooga make fun of Little Tree?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What are the main purposes served by the incident in which Granpa is bitten by the rattlesnake?

3. What are the early symbols in Chapter 20 of Little Tree's excitement that he is home from the orphanage?

4. How does this episode on the old farm symbolize both the cruelty and generosity observed by Granpa in his youth?

5. In what way does the title of Chapter 18 foreshadow the events that occur in it?

6. In what two ways do Granpa and Granma help to create a sense of worth in Little Tree during Chapter 15?

7. What examples of prejudice and misunderstanding does Little Tree encounter at the orphanage?

8. Identify two specific lessons that Little Tree learns from his family and that are reinforced by Mr. Wine.

9. Give a brief summary of the events related by Granpa that lead to Little Tree's return from the orphanage.

10. What are the author's reasons for introducing the sharecropper and his daughter to the reader?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Among the important themes explored in this novel are exclusion and prejudice. Discuss the characters, circumstances and relationships through which the themes of exclusion and prejudice are explored in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the novel, the author integrates the use of Standard American English with English that reflects the influence of the Cherokee language and other dialects. In light of this, discuss the advantages and limitations of using different types of language in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

The episodes in the novel that have to do with the church and church-going present Little Tree and the reader with instances of hypocrisy and contradiction associated with Christianity. Referring closely to important incidents in the novel, discuss the author's exploration of hypocrisy and contradictions in the behavior of representatives of Christianity.

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