Foxfire 8 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Eliot Wigginton
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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. What did Carrie Stewart eat for breakfast as a child?

2. Whose death made Anna Tutt's childhood even more difficult?

3. What types of pottery did Cheever Meaders prefer to make?

4. What did the Tutt family grow on their farm?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the history of Foxfire.

2. How do chicken breeds differ from one another?

3. Describe the funding issues the Mountain City project faces.

4. Explain why Cheever Meaders did not use a glaze on his flowerpots but did use one on his other ware.

5. What changes has Anna Tutt noticed in children and families during her life?

6. Describe how gambling is affiliated with cockfighting.

7. Do you think mule trading is likely to revive as an occupation in Appalachia?

8. Describe Arie Meaders' schooling in 1912.

9. What kinds of things do Mountain City residents say they want in their community?

10. What role do Rabun Gap High School students play in "Foxfire" projects?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the unique regional characteristics that Appalachian pottery making and Appalachian pottery have developed over the years even though pottery making is not native to Appalachia. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

The people of Mountain City do not want to draw tourists to their community. Discuss the pros and cons of drawing tourists to the region and the reasons the people in the town do not want to increase their tourist trade. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Explain how the "Foxfire" has changed and grown over the years since its inception as a high school magazine in 1966. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

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