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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the incident with the two men from Chattanooga, how does Little Tree demonstrate that he is becoming clever and less trusting?
2. What weekly event puts Little Tree and his family in the company of Willow John?
3. How does Little Tree's love and appreciation of nature help him overcome the isolation of the orphanage?
4. In what two ways does the author introduce humor in the incident with the two men from Chattanooga?
5. What does the author imply might be the reason for the special bond that exists between Mr. Wine and Little Tree's family?
Essay Topic 1
The author uses the device of ending certain chapters with a different literary form. With detailed reference to the poems that occur at the end of three chapters in the novel, write a critical analysis of this technique making sure to include comments on the author's purposes and the extent to which they are achieved.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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