Foxfire 8 Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Southern Folk Pottery: The Wilson, Hewell, and Brown Potteries (through page 384).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where do Burlon and Irene Craig live?
(a) Harrison, Virginia.
(b) Catawba Valley in North Carolina.
(c) Corbin, Kentucky.
(d) Rabun Gap, Georgia.

2. What does Burlon Craig use in his glazes to keep them from running?
(a) Lye.
(b) Iron.
(c) Vinegar.
(d) Oak ashes or, on occasion, flint.

3. Why don't the Wilsons glaze much of their pottery?
(a) They sell their wares to a place that glazes & resells it.
(b) They are allergic to many glazes.
(c) They prefer unglazed pottery's natural beauty.
(d) It's more costly to glaze and there's less demand for it.

4. Which of the following statements does not describe a mill Burlon Craig used for mixing his clay?
(a) Drawn by mules, horses, and tractors.
(b) Wooden.
(c) Metal.
(d) Brick.

5. How many clays do the Wilsons use in their work?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) One.
(d) Ten.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following statements describes Irene Smith's skill with the pottery wheel?

2. What powered the tool that Cheever Meaders used to break apart his lumps of clay and mix them into a smooth, even consistency?

3. Why do most people pursue folk pottery?

4. What product does Foxfire make and market to its magazine subscribers through their blacksmith program for local high school students?

5. What now runs the Smith pug mill?

(see the answer key)

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