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 member of the Brown family grinds the clay?

2. How long does Joe Farmer raise chickens until he starts preparing them for fighting?

3. What type of kiln did Louis Brown use when he started making pottery in the 1920's and 1930's?

4. What is the only kind of glaze that the Brown family uses on their pottery?

5. What is the only kind of pottery Chester Wilson can't turn?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why don't the Wilsons glaze much of their pottery?

4. Why did the Foxfire staff want to interview Burlon Craig?

5. Why did the Brown family business increase during World War II?

6. What kinds of wares did Burlon Craig make when he first started making pottery and what kind of wares does he produce today?

7. Explain how the Hewells turn out quality pottery in less time for less cost.

8. Since they don't advertise their business, how do the Browns get customers for their pottery?

9. Why do owners of game chickens remove their roosters' combs prior to the first birthday?

10. How do chicken breeds differ from one another?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast raising and breeding mules to chickens. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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