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 does the Foxfire organization plan to house in the log cabin they're restoring?

2. Why did Bruce Mosley's grandmother have to raise him?

3. Which of Harvey's ancestors was a slave?

4. What type of glaze is made of silt ashes and sand or powdered glass and water?

5. What was the first "Foxfire" publishing project?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Bruce Mosley's grandmother tell him about slavery and the Yankees?

2. What features do Eliot Wigginton's favorite small towns have in common?

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

4. How did slavery and being black affect Harley Penland's education?

5. Explain how Arie Meaders' mother cooked.

6. What is Foxfire's mission?

7. Describe Arie Meaders' schooling in 1912.

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

9. How has the Foxfire organization worked with the community in planning their Mountain City project?

10. Discuss some of the glazes that Cheever Meaders used.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how pottery making in the Appalachian mountains and the demand for pottery products has changed from the nineteenth century to the present day. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the depiction of women in "Foxfire 8." Are women in positions of leadership? What characteristics and roles are ascribed to women in the Appalachian mountain community? Do the men in the mountains treat the women as equals or do they try to dominate them? Cite at least three examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the concept of family in "Foxfire 8." How important is family in a rural community? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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