The Foxfire Book 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. What are the students responsible for getting when Foxfire is first started?
(a) Photos.
(b) Subscribers.
(c) Money.
(d) Paper.

2. What does Wigginton suggest could be an answer to student failure?
(a) Inventive Teaching.
(b) Parent Involvement.
(c) Pride in Thier Community.
(d) A Hobby

3. What is the fireplace once said to have been?
(a) Something that was often overlooked.
(b) A fanciful thing that people desired.
(c) What brought families together.
(d) The very center of home life.

4. What do the students say that quilting patterns are like?
(a) Family stories.
(b) Rumors.
(c) Folk lore and legends.
(d) Ballads.

5. What was "This is the Way I was Raised Up" written on?
(a) Back of the People Magazine.
(b) Tissue.
(c) Cardboard Box.
(d) Small piece of paper.

6. What does Mrs. Watts say she and her brothers received one Christmas from Santa Clause?
(a) Three pieces of candy and an orange.
(b) An apple and a bag of marbles.
(c) A candy bar and some new socks.
(d) Pig tails and a lump of coal.

7. What is Lon Reid said to still have?
(a) Active bee gum hives.
(b) His mother and father's sorghum mill.
(c) An old stihl.
(d) An ox and cart.

8. In the beginning of 'Wood,' what does the author say is the most vital factor in determining the way of life of a self-sufficient people in a particular area?
(a) Natural resources.
(b) Ecosystem.
(c) Population.
(d) Economy.

9. Where did Lon learn to make chairs?
(a) His grandfather.
(b) He learned on his own.
(c) His father.
(d) His grandmother.

10. Why is the wood for chairs usually gathered in the winter or fall?
(a) This is when the barks show the best woods.
(b) It is the time best for allowing the trees to set out and cure.
(c) Because this is the time of year when the trees begin to slow their growing.
(d) Because sap levels are lowest then.

11. What is NOT included in the article 'Rope, Straw, and Feathers are to Sleep on?'
(a) Pictures.
(b) Instructions.
(c) Diagrams.
(d) Places to buy your own hand crafted feather bed.

12. When does Mrs. Carrie Dillard Garrison say that that she used to make her soap?
(a) In the spring time.
(b) Whenever she got dirty enough.
(c) Whenever they had enough ashes.
(d) When she had enough lard.

13. What does Bill Lamb say a out the first chimney he ever built?
(a) It took a year to build.
(b) A tornado took it a week after it was built.
(c) It'd smoke apossum out'a th' house.
(d) It lasted one winter and fell appart.

14. What two things are white oak splits traditionally used for?
(a) Furniture and laundry baskets.
(b) Bottoming chairs and animal pens.
(c) Bottoming chairs and baskets.
(d) Making guitars and banjos.

15. At the end of the interview what does the student say men like Lon live oblivious to?
(a) That there is anything unique about Lon's life.
(b) That the world has changed so much in the past 100 years.
(c) That men are on the moon.
(d) That there are skyscrapers covering the world.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was used for bread when cornmeal and wheat could not be ground?

2. What did Mrs. Watts' family use to make coffee?

3. What would happen if the wood used in tight-fitting tools and other objects wasn't seasoned?

4. What had the Foxfire magazine's purpose started out being when they looked into writing about quilts?

5. What has caused the loss of the fine art of building a genuine log cabin?

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