Foxfire 8 Test | Final 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. Which statement describes the legality of cockfighting?

2. What kind of clay does Henry Wilson use in his pottery?

3. For what type of pottery does the Brown family use molds?

4. How many coffee mugs can Charlie Brown make per hour?

5. What rule is there in cockfighting for running chickens?

Short Essay Questions

1. What causes Norman Smith's emphysema?

2. How does Louis Brown say that trains can affect pottery?

3. Why do game chickens receive such excellent care from their owners in terms of food and veterinary care?

4. Why do the Wilsons begin importing and reselling merchandise and what kinds of items do they import and resell?

5. Why do game chicken breeders sometimes refuse to sell their best chickens, even if they could profit substantially from the sale?

6. Why does Clyde Gibson believe that it's up to the local sheriff of a community to decide if a cock fight can occur?

7. How do chicken breeds differ from one another?

8. Describe the unique drying system the Wilsons create.

9. How did cold weather affect pottery making in the early 1900's?

10. Discuss Burlon Craig's collection of pottery and the increasing value of antique pottery.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the pottery and pottery techniques of the three studio potter families, including the Meaders, the Craigs, and the Smiths. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of self-reliance or self-sufficiency in "Foxfire 8." How is this theme illustrated in the handicrafts and other aspects of Appalachian life described in the book? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

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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