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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. What creature does Uncle Remus credit for the great flood?

2. Why does Brer Rabbit trick Brer Fox into raising is leg and yelling, "Wahoo"?

3. What animal does Brer Fox meet up with in the tale, How Brother Fox Was Too Smart?

4. What becomes of the blacksmith that made a deal with the Devil which prevented him from both Heaven and Hell?

5. How does Brer Rabbit make dust from a rock?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the subject matter one evening that disturbs Aunt Tempy and the little boy?

2. What is the bait Brer Fox uses to entrap Brer Rabbit the first time?

3. How do the tales, Brother Terrapin Deceives Brother Buzzard and Brother Fox Covets the Quills run together?

4. How does Brer Rabbit take advantage of a little girl's innocence in the tale, Brother Rabbit and the Little Girl?

5. In the story, The Moon in the Mill-Pond, how do Brer Rabbit and Brer Tarrypin keep the bear, the fox, and the wolf occupied while they visit Miss Meadows?

6. What is Uncle Remus' explanation for the Jacky-My-Lantern?

7. Describe Brer Bear's reaction when he discovers he has been hoodwinked by Brer Rabbit in the peanut patch.

8. Explain the difference between the fables Uncle Remus tells and the superstition in The Plantation Witch.

9. Describe the variations on the same theme told by Uncle Remus, African Jack, and Aunt Tempy.

10. What indicates the relationship between Miss Sally and Uncle Remus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay of at least two typewritten pages on the topic, The Impact of Stories and Fables. Use the examples from Aesop, Uncle Remus, and Jesus giving examples of how each used stories or fables to get a moral point across. In you essay discuss the non-confrontational impact of the stories.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay of at least two typewritten pages on the topic, How Mothers Protect Their Children. Begin with the example of Mrs. Partridge to show how mothers (1) stay alert to any possible danger to their children; (2) make plans to protect their children; (3) use their creativity to protect their children. Apply these points to possible real life situations today.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay of at least two typewritten pages on the topic, The Main Characters in The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus. Your essay should include character sketches of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and Brer Bear. State how each of those characters relate to the small boys listening to the tales. Conclude with an evaluation of why Brer Rabbit is of particular interest to the boy.

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