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. Who are the Wilson's main customers?

2. Why did Foxfire want to interview Burlon Craig?

3. Where do Burlon and Irene Craig live?

4. Which member of the Brown family grinds the clay?

5. Which of the following statements does not describe a mill Burlon Craig used for mixing his clay?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some fairs and festivals at which Burlon Craig demonstrated his pottery making?

2. Describe the new kiln Louis Brown has built.

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

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

5. What are gaffs and how do they apply to cockfighting?

6. Describe the unique drying system the Wilsons create.

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

8. Explain the history of the sport of cockfighting.

9. What causes Norman Smith's emphysema?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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