Foxfire 9 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. How did the Rothell family get hot water?

2. When did the Rothell house get electricity installed?

3. What did Jud's father do for a living?

4. How much did Jud pay for his first business?

5. How much money have Henry Harrison Mayes and his wife put into his signs?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was a madstone and how was it used to treat rabies?

2. What happened to D. B. Dayton's mother to cripple her?

3. What role did the Rothell house have in the lives of local teachers?

4. What were some mountain superstitions reported in the chapter entitled "Haint Tales and Other Scary Stories" in Foxfire 9?

5. How did the Foxfire organization get the Rothell cabin from its original location to Mountain City and why did the organization not complete its restoration of the cabin?

6. What unique ministry did Henry Harrison Mayes develop for bringing the word of God to others?

7. How did Jud Nelson's Uncle John once teach another blacksmith that blacksmiths have to pay attention to what they're doing?

8. In what ways was the Rothell home a gathering place for people in the community?

9. What did D. B. Dayton's family do during his childhood to earn extra money?

10. What tales arose over the years about panthers in the wild of the Appalachian mountains and how did dogs and horses help mountaineers escape panther attacks?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Foxfire organization's philosophy is that hands on learning and real world experience is a better educational tool than simple instruction. Discuss how the interviews in Foxfire 9 illustrate this philosophy. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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 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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