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 did a chimney have to do so that it didn't smoke?
(a) Have a hole under it to let the ashes fall out.
(b) Draw.
(c) Go straight up.
(d) Face southeast.

2. How long do the students say it took them to gather information about building the log cabin?
(a) A full year.
(b) Six months.
(c) An entire summer.
(d) Two weeks.

3. Why does Beulah say that she has had a possum head cooked for her in her past?
(a) They wondered what it tasted like.
(b) Because they were hungry.
(c) As a reward for good behavior.
(d) Her father didn't believe in killing something for no reason.

4. What does Mrs. Watts say was their reaction to the gifts that Santa Clause had left them?
(a) They had wanted more but didn't say anything.
(b) They were too sick to enjoy them.
(c) They were pleased.
(d) The objects were hid away and saved as if gold.

5. What did the sign read when the students reached Lon Reid's property?
(a) Beware of Bees.
(b) Beware of Dogs.
(c) No revenuers.
(d) No trespassing.

6. Why does Aunt Arie say she never left her home?
(a) She felt as if someone was coming.
(b) She couldn't stand to leave her home.
(c) She was too scared.
(d) This is where her stuff was.

7. What does Mrs. Watts say her brothers used pine to build?
(a) Wagon.
(b) Bows and Arrows.
(c) Sled.
(d) Bikes.

8. What was made from the white oak splits that were made during the article 'White Oak Splits?'
(a) Two baskets.
(b) A guitar.
(c) A jug.
(d) A large chair.

9. What might happen if there wasn't a proper footing on the chimney?
(a) It wouldn't draw properly.
(b) It could catch on fire.
(c) Animals would burrow under it.
(d) It might tilt away from the house or collapse.

10. When does Mrs. Lester Norton say that they changed the straw in her straw mattress?
(a) Right before flu season hits.
(b) Thrashing time each year.
(c) Whenever a new one is needed.
(d) Whenever it got flat.

11. What were the earliest simple mattresses called?
(a) Hay Mats.
(b) Feather Cushions.
(c) Pallets.
(d) Rope Beds.

12. What do the students call the Dutch Oven?
(a) One of the most useful cooking utensils.
(b) A bread pan.
(c) A timeless invention.
(d) Cake slab.

13. What is NOT needed for hewing?
(a) Mallet.
(b) Broadaxe.
(c) Foot adze.
(d) Pole axe.

14. What had the Foxfire magazine's purpose started out being when they looked into writing about quilts?
(a) To find all patterns native to the area.
(b) To teach individuals the basics for making a quilt.
(c) To learn about the history of quilting.
(d) To look at modern day applications for the ageless process.

15. What does Mrs. Claude Darnell suggest might be the reason that there has been a revival in an interest in quilting?
(a) Because people want to get back to the good old days.
(b) Because it is a part of their heritage.
(c) It is a novelty.
(d) Because they have fond memories of their grandparents quilting.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is said to be just as important as the tools?

2. What kind of meat does Aunt Arie say she doesn't want?

3. How long does it take to produce coals?

4. What are Aunt Arie's stories said to be "spiced" with?

5. Hickory was a very desirable wood but what was a drawback of this wood?

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