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 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?

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

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

4. In what state does Eliot Wigginton live and work?

5. What is the objective of using a kiln?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Eliot Wigginton think the widening of the highway will affect the town of Mountain City?

3. What are some misconceptions about folk pottery that John Burrison discusses?

4. Explain what a pug mill or mud mill is.

5. How has Anna Tutt seen white people treat black people during her life?

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

7. How did a white schoolteacher help Viola Lenoir's family when Viola was young?

8. What kind of education did Viola Lenoir's grandparents have?

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

10. Explain the surprise Harley Penland received during World War I.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the legality of cockfighting and the arguments given in "Foxfire 8" in support of this sport that involves the death of the losing chickens. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the pottery and the pottery making techniques of the three production potter families, including the the Wilsons, the Hewells, and the Browns. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss what occurs during a chicken fight, including betting on the fight. What role does local law enforcement play in chicken fighting? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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