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

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

3. What year was Foxfire established?
(a) 1958.
(b) 1979.
(c) 1985.
(d) 1968.

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

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

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

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

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

9. What happened to the once plentiful Chestnut trees?
(a) Bugs.
(b) Global warming.
(c) Blight.
(d) Cut down by farmers.

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

11. How long does it take the first printing of Foxfire to sell out?
(a) One Month.
(b) One Week.
(c) Six Months.
(d) They never sell out.

12. What tool is needed for drilling holes?
(a) Mallet.
(b) Go-Devil.
(c) Drawing knife.
(d) Auger.

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

14. What was used for bread when cornmeal and wheat could not be ground?
(a) Onions.
(b) Corn.
(c) Chestnuts.
(d) Potatoes.

15. What kind of grease does Pearl Martin say she usually likes to use in her soap, although you can use most any kind?
(a) Hog grease.
(b) Chicken grease.
(c) Mutton tallow.
(d) Whatever she has on hand.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Wigginton explain that the information in this book was originally given to the people that were interviewed?

2. How were things fried?

3. Which of the following is NOT a reason that someone might receive a blanket?

4. What does Aunt Arie say she is going to make?

5. What two things were said to have been brought to the forests our ancestors settled in the chapter titled "Tools and Skills?"

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