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Eliot Wigginton
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For what were Sundays reserved during Carrie Stewart's childhood?
(a) Learning Latin and Greek.
(b) Music lessons.
(c) Visiting her grandparents.
(d) Church and religion.

2. What is the population of the county seat?
(a) Ten thousand.
(b) Five million.
(c) Five hundred.
(d) Two thousand.

3. What tool did Cheever Meaders use to break apart his lumps of clay and mix them into a smooth, even consistency?
(a) An electric mixer.
(b) A mud mill.
(c) A wooden spoon.
(d) A potter's wheel.

4. Why did Bruce Mosley's grandmother have to raise him?
(a) His mother deserted him.
(b) His parents died.
(c) His mother was ill and he never knew his father.
(d) His mother was disabled in a car accident.

5. What did Carrie Stewart eat for breakfast as a child?
(a) Grits and bacon.
(b) Cornbread and milk.
(c) Eggs and biscuits.
(d) Biscuits and gravy.

6. In what area(s) did Viola Lenoir work?
(a) Accountant.
(b) Chef, a nurse, and a nanny.
(c) Post office clerk.
(d) Pharmacist.

7. What is the objective of using a kiln?
(a) To dry the pottery and dry the glaze.
(b) To kill germs that might be growing in the clay.
(c) To purify dirt from the clay.
(d) To help the clay harden.

8. To whom does Bruce Mosley give credit for improving racial tension in America?
(a) Reverend Jesse Jackson.
(b) President Obama.
(c) The younger generation and Martin Luther King.
(d) Reverend Al Sharpton.

9. What did the Tutt family grow on their farm?
(a) Apples, peaches, and other fruits.
(b) Tomatoes and squash.
(c) Soybeans.
(d) Corn, cotton, peanuts, wheat, oats and cane.

10. From where did Arie Meaders' paternal ancestors originate?
(a) Ireland.
(b) France.
(c) England.
(d) Germany.

11. Why do most people pursue folk pottery?
(a) As an artistic or creative endeavor.
(b) As a way to relax.
(c) As a recreational activity.
(d) As a business activity.

12. For what did Cheever Meaders use iron lifters?
(a) To lift large pieces of pottery into cartons for shipping.
(b) To open his hot kiln door after a firing.
(c) To transfer finished pieces to the drying shelf.
(d) To lift his potter's wheel onto the kiln.

13. What organization gave Foxfire a grant that allowed the organization to hire a person to coordinate the development of manuscripts for Foxfire Press for one year?
(a) The Putnam-Southerland Foundation.
(b) The Georgia Council for the Arts.
(c) The National Foundation for the Arts.
(d) The McNair Foundation.

14. What example of racial prejudice did Anna Tutt witness as a child?
(a) The hanging of a black man.
(b) The beating of a black woman in public.
(c) Being harassed by white children because of her race.
(d) The denying of jobs to black workers.

15. What is the name of the county seat of Eliot Wigginton's county?
(a) Marietta.
(b) Clayton.
(c) Rabun Gap.
(d) Cynthiana.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what school does Eliot Wigginton teach?

2. To where would Carrie Stewart walk barefoot in the mud as a child?

3. When Arie Meaders' retired from pottery, what activity did she start doing?

4. What is a groundhog kiln?

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

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