Foxfire 9 Test | Mid-Book 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 traditional quilt pattern was composed entirely of hexagons?

2. What was the last Foxfire book to be published under the contract with the New York Publisher?

3. What cure was used by Annie Henry for a nosebleed?

4. When Flora's mother got shot in the shoulder, what kind of poultice was applied to her wound?

5. What disease did Flora Youngblood cure by saying a Bible verse and blowing in the mouth of the afflicted for three days in a row?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were some of the unusual features of Nola Campbell's pottery?

2. How did Flora Youngblood's father, Henry, learn herbal healing?

3. What are some of the home remedies that Flora Youngblood's father, Henry, used?

4. What reasons did Elliot Wigginton give in the Introduction for bringing the Foxfire series to an end with Foxfire 9?

5. What was Nola Campbell's childhood like?

6. What does foxfire feel like and where are the best places to find it?

7. What domestic tasks did Flora Youngblood learn to do from her mother?

8. Why did Nola Campbell spend part of her childhood on the Catawba Indian reservation?

9. On what occasions were quilts given for gifts?

10. What troubles did Irish Bill Moore have with roughriders after the Civil War?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the concept of oral traditions and the oral passing down of cultural, agricultural, and artistic knowledge from one generation to the next as illustrated in Foxfire 9. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the importance of quilting in Appalachia as a female social event, folk art, and practical use of old and worn clothing. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the layout and furnishing of the Ruthell's log cabin. What things does the cabin illustrate about mountain life in the early twentieth century? Why do you think the Foxfire organization wants to restore this cabin? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

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