The Education of Little Tree Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Asa Earl Carter
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the special symbolism of the chapter title "Down From the mountain"?

2. In Chapter 16, what does the author suggest about the importance of the church teachings to Granpa and Little Tree?

3. How do religious and cultural beliefs cause Little Tree and the sharecropper's daughter to act negatively towards each other?

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

5. How does Little Tree create a disturbance in church?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

It is reasonable to assume that the author thought carefully about the title "The Education of Little Tree." Give detailed examples of Little Tree's upbringing and comment in detail on whether this novel is appropriately titled. What evidence is there in the novel that there were contending views about whether he was being educated?

Essay Topic 3

The Education of Little Tree is an exploration of important themes including "love and relationships",and "loss and death." Using specific examples, fully discuss the author's exploration of these themes in the novel.

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