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

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

3. What kind of ashes does Pearl Martin say they typically used?
(a) White Oak.
(b) Pine.
(c) Cherry.
(d) Hickory.

4. What does Wigginton say is NOT a primary concern in the magazine?
(a) Communication.
(b) Proper English.
(c) Historical Facts.
(d) Heritage.

5. What kind of vehicle drives past Mrs. Watts and her family?
(a) T-Model Ford.
(b) An Old Jalopy.
(c) An Army Vehicle.
(d) A Large Pickup.

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

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

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

9. What does Mrs. Pearl Martin say she does to clean her straw bed?
(a) She puts new straw in it once a year.
(b) She takes a wet cloth and wets it down.
(c) She hangs it up and gives it a thrashing.
(d) She takes the straw out and suns it then puts it back in.

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

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

12. What is crucial when making splits?
(a) Making clean cuts.
(b) Making each split even.
(c) Making the splits long enough.
(d) Picking the correct timber.

13. Which of these is NOT used as an acceptable wood for making the chairs?
(a) Oak.
(b) Maple.
(c) Ash.
(d) Pine.

14. What does Mrs. Harriet Echols say was done to clean a rope bed?
(a) The rope was boiled every spring.
(b) The rope was replaced every two to five years.
(c) There was new material laid over the rope frame when needed.
(d) They never needed cleaning.

15. Aunt Arie tells the students not to do anything that they wouldn't want WHO to know?
(a) God.
(b) Mommy and Poppy.
(c) Yarn Pastor.
(d) Grams.

Short Answer Questions

1. How far does Mrs. Watts say they had to travel to see the car?

2. Why does the author, Paul Gillespie, say he is apprehensive about meeting Aunt Arie for the first time?

3. How long does it take the first printing of Foxfire to sell out?

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

5. Where is Aunt Arie's husband at the time the story is written?

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