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

2. What is done to the Dutch Oven before cooking with it?
(a) Dry scrubbed.
(b) Washed.
(c) Greased heavily.
(d) Preheated.

3. What two things were said to have been brought to the forests our ancestors settled in the chapter titled "Tools and Skills?"
(a) Tools and igenuity.
(b) Knowledge and determination.
(c) Love and hope.
(d) Tools and faith.

4. What was the Black Gum NOT used for?
(a) Guitars.
(b) Toothbrushes.
(c) Bee gums.
(d) Wagon Wheels.

5. How many copies of Foxfire are printed the very first time it is printed?
(a) A Thousand.
(b) They Lost Count.
(c) Two Hundred.
(d) Six Hundred.

6. What has caused the loss of the fine art of building a genuine log cabin?
(a) Desire for unique looking houses.
(b) Lack of trees.
(c) Trend toward an easier life.
(d) European influence.

7. 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.

8. What does it suggest in the instructions that the foundation of the log cabin should be made out of?
(a) Solid rock spanning the length and width of the house.
(b) Cured white oat logs that have been scorched to prevent termite damage.
(c) An elevated dirt floor.
(d) Large boulders placed at the four corners of the house and each 10 foot between.

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

10. 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.

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

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

13. What does Foxfire first start out as?
(a) Oral Report.
(b) Magazine.
(c) Small Newspaper.
(d) Book Series.

14. Hickory was a very desirable wood but what was a drawback of this wood?
(a) It attracked termites.
(b) It splintered out easily.
(c) It was hard to work.
(d) It would bow badly in humid weather.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What year was Foxfire established?

2. What might happen if there wasn't a proper footing on the chimney?

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

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

5. What does Aunt Arie say she would put in if she had plenty of money?

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