Foxfire 9 Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Eliot Wigginton
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What became confining about the format of the Foxfire series?
(a) It got too repetitive.
(b) It required too many interviews per book.
(c) It limited the presentation of the topics.
(d) The books were too big.

2. How were the topics to be featured in the new series of books from Foxfire Press determined?
(a) By distributing a questionnaire to the magazine subscribers.
(b) By picking topics at random.
(c) By running a contest on the Internet.
(d) By letting the people interviewed vote on the topics.

3. Which traditional quilt pattern was composed entirely of hexagons?
(a) The drunkard's path quilt.
(b) The bear paw quilt.
(c) The Dresden plate quilt.
(d) The "grandmother's flower garden" quilt.

4. In the section of Foxfire 9 entitled "The General Store," how did the illiterate general store owner keep track of outstanding debts owed to him for items his customers had purchased on credit?
(a) He relied on his memory.
(b) He trusted his customers to remember how much they owed.
(c) He hired a clerk who could read and write to track his debts.
(d) He drew pictures of the items purchased.

5. In making a traditional fan quilt, what was considered a sign of a sloppy quilter?
(a) Making big, far-apart lines of stitching.
(b) Uneven fans.
(c) Uneven quilt squares.
(d) Using thread and fabric that didn't match each other in color.

6. According to Foxfire researchers, what amount of money did most people spend in the Moore general store during the course of a year in the early days of the store's operation?
(a) One to two hundred dollars.
(b) Fifty to a hundred dollars.
(c) Ten to twenty dollars.
(d) Less than ten dollars.

7. Who wrote the Introduction to Foxfire 9?
(a) Earl Hamner.
(b) Joyce Carol Oates.
(c) Elliot Wigginton.
(d) John Gresham.

8. Who taught Nola Campbell to make pottery?
(a) Her mother.
(b) The Catawbas.
(c) Her schoolteacher.
(d) Her father.

9. How many copies of the Foxfire books have been printed?
(a) Eighty thousand.
(b) Two hundred thousand.
(c) One million.
(d) Seven million.

10. What was the customary occasion on which to give a friendship quilt to someone in the Appalachian mountains in the 1890s?
(a) To commemorate the birth of a child.
(b) On their birthday.
(c) At their wedding.
(d) On their eighteenth birthday.

11. As a young girl, what did Flora learn to make from honeysuckle vines?
(a) Wreaths.
(b) A dye for wool.
(c) Baskets.
(d) A healing tea.

12. What religion was Nola Campbell's family?
(a) Presbyterian.
(b) Hindu.
(c) Catholic.
(d) Mormon.

13. What business did Earl Gillespie operate in addition to a general store?
(a) A gristmill.
(b) A dental office.
(c) A blacksmith shop.
(d) A coffee mill.

14. What was the customary occasion on which to give a "Dutch doll" quilt in the mountains?
(a) As a gift for a new baby.
(b) As a wedding gift.
(c) As a Christmas gift.
(d) As a graduation gift.

15. What kind of quilt did Edith Cannon's mother make all six of her daughters?
(a) A Dresden plate quilt.
(b) A Dutch doll quilt.
(c) A drunkard's path quilt.
(d) An Irish chain quilt.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Nola Campbell born?

2. During the depression, which of the following was not a way the customers of Ed and Martha Roane could pay off their debt to the general store?

3. What information did quilters traditionally embroider on their quilt squares when making a friendship quilt?

4. What problem arose due to the books in the Foxfire series presenting a range of topics in each volume?

5. What remedy was used in the mountains for constipation?

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