The Education of Little Tree Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In regard to the family that Granpa sees facing hardships on the farm, what do Granpa and the soldiers have in common?

2. 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?

3. Why is Wilburn, the boy at the orphanage, as much of an outcast as Little Tree is?

4. Which two incidents destroy Granpa's hope of being able to keep Little Tree?

5. Why does Willow John leave a long knife in church?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

An outstanding feature of this story is the author's ability to provide vivid descriptions that help to promote the Cherokee respect for, and love of nature. Provide detailed references to at least three different settings in the novel, and use them to demonstrate the validity of this assertion.

Essay Topic 2

In the introduction to the re-issuing of "The Education of Little Tree", the University of New Mexico Press includes the following statement: 'Little Tree is one of those rare books like Huck Finn that each new generation needs to discover and which needs to be read and reread regularly...a fine and sustaining book, wonderfully funny and deeply poignant'.

With special reference to this statement and using detailed references to the text, write a critical analysis of the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Comment on the importance in a novel of the point-of-view chosen by the writer and discuss with reference to this novel, the strengths and limitations of the "first -person narrative" point-of-view.

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