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. Who wrote the chapter in Foxfire 9 entitled "Foxfire--What Is It"?

2. What materials were used by Aunt Arie Carpenter in the making of most of her quilts?

3. What were crazy quilts?

4. Who raised the sheep that produced the wool from which Edith Cannon's mother made her quilt batting?

5. When was the general store operated by Ed and Martha Roane opened?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Earl Gillespie build a successful produce business?

3. For what purpose did Flora Youngblood first learn to make baskets and from what did she make her baskets?

4. What goods were sold at the Fort Hembree store operated by the Moore family and what do the ledgers of the store from the 1840s reveal about the shopping habits of the era?

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

6. Explain what foxfire is and what makes it glow.

7. In what way was quilting a social event for mountain women?

8. What does Clyde Hollifield think foxfire is and how does he use it to make a body of water glow?

9. How did Ed and Martha Roane help their customers get through the depression?

10. What was Nola Campbell's childhood like?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the concept of family in Foxfire 9. How important is family in a rural community? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the various strategies employed by general store owners to help their customers survive the Great Depression. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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