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. When was Flora taught was the best time to gather honeysuckle vines?
(a) At daybreak.
(b) At night.
(c) In the spring.
(d) In the winter.

2. What oral history play was published by Foxfire Press?
(a) Cabbagetown, Three Women.
(b) The Story of David.
(c) Mountaineers Majestic.
(d) Georgia's Finest Family.

3. 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?
(a) Weaving cloth.
(b) Working the farm or tending the gardens.
(c) Working in the sawmill or gristmill.
(d) Helping with the cattle.

4. Approximately how many quilt patterns has the Foxfire organization collected over the years?
(a) Ten.
(b) A million.
(c) Fifty.
(d) A dozen.

5. Which of the following was not a stitch Aunt Arie Carpenter used in making her quilts?
(a) Chevron stitch.
(b) Princess stitch.
(c) Herringbone stitch.
(d) Multiple feather stitch.

6. In making a traditional fan quilt, why did the lines of stitching have to be close together?
(a) To look like embroidery.
(b) To hold the cotton padding in place.
(c) To hold the fan appliques onto the quilt squares.
(d) To outline the fan shape.

7. 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 trusted his customers to remember how much they owed.
(b) He hired a clerk who could read and write to track his debts.
(c) He relied on his memory.
(d) He drew pictures of the items purchased.

8. What did Captain Irish Bill Moore and his wife Hattie often have to battle?
(a) Roughriders or bandits.
(b) Mice that infested the general store.
(c) Ants that infested the general store.
(d) Competition from other stores.

9. Why did Nola Campbell's mother move the family off the reservation when Nola's father died?
(a) To attend college.
(b) To be near her parents and siblings.
(c) To work on a nearby farm.
(d) To send the children to a new school.

10. What materials were used by Aunt Arie Carpenter in the making of most of her quilts?
(a) Wool woven at her home.
(b) Scraps of material from neighbors' clothing.
(c) Scraps from her family's clothing.
(d) Gingham and calico bought at the general store.

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

12. Which of the following was not a quilt pattern traditionally made in Appalachia?
(a) The spider web.
(b) The cat's paw.
(c) The log cabin.
(d) The Joseph coat of many colors.

13. What did Aunt Arie call a "summer quilt"?
(a) A quilt made in the summer.
(b) A quilt with flowers or the sun embroidered on it.
(c) A quilt made of linen.
(d) A quilt with no filling or batting.

14. When was the fishtail pattern quilt donated to Foxfire by Aunt Arie Carpenter made?
(a) During the Depression.
(b) In 1950.
(c) During World War I.
(d) In the 1860s.

15. Who raised the sheep that produced the wool from which Edith Cannon's mother made her quilt batting?
(a) Eloy Kennedy.
(b) Sarah Wilson.
(c) The Cannon's neighbors, the Roanes.
(d) The Cannon family.

Short Answer Questions

1. What trade did Frank Moore have to learn because his family was so poor?

2. What were the fascinators sold in general stores?

3. What was another name for the churn dash quilt pattern?

4. What was the ethnic background of Nola Campbell's father?

5. What business did Earl Gillespie operate in addition to a general store?

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