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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. How does Little Tree create a disturbance in church?
2. In Chapter 15, how does Granma reassure Little Tree that his birth time is special and he will never be alone?
3. What important part does Mr. Wine play in the education of Little Tree?
4. Which two incidents destroy Granpa's hope of being able to keep Little Tree?
5. How does the author suggest that even nature is mourning about Little Tree's departure?
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. 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?
4. How does the description of the incident with Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk demonstrate the author's ability to use humor?
5. In what way does the title of Chapter 18 foreshadow the events that occur in it?
6. How does this episode on the old farm symbolize both the cruelty and generosity observed by Granpa in his youth?
7. How and why does Granpa's approach to people in church who are badly off differ from the approach of others?
8. Identify two specific lessons that Little Tree learns from his family and that are reinforced by Mr. Wine.
9. What are the early symbols in Chapter 20 of Little Tree's excitement that he is home from the orphanage?
10. Why isn't Granpa interested in talking to Mr. Slick and Mr. Chunk about putting him to work on a big whiskey still?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Forrest Carter makes significant use of symbolism in the novel. Using specific examples of different types of symbols, write a detailed analysis of the author's use of symbolism throughout the novel. Where is it seen? How effectively is it used?
Essay Topic 3
Throughout this novel, there is a constant preoccupation with the theme of man in relationship to nature. Using specific examples, discuss Forrest Carter's exploration of the theme of "man in relationship to nature" in this novel and explain with justification the extent to which this exploration is meant to be a lesson to the reader.
This section contains 1,800 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)