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

2. Why does Aunt Arie explain that she doesn't want to cut the eye if she can help it?
(a) It will give the souse meat a rancid flavor.
(b) Black stuff will run out onto everything.
(c) It's bad luck.
(d) It is sticky.

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

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

5. What does the Watt family leave their home to do as described by Mrs. Watts?
(a) Get supplies from the store.
(b) Get a new dog.
(c) Go find a doctor.
(d) See a car.

6. What is the last thing that Mrs. Watts describes in her essay?
(a) When her parents died.
(b) The first car her family ever saw.
(c) The first time she left her home to go to the city.
(d) When her brother's got married.

7. What were many of the tools made out of that the pioneers used?
(a) Rock.
(b) Blood, sweat, and tears.
(c) Metal.
(d) Wood.

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

9. How does Wigginton explain that the information in this book was originally given to the people that were interviewed?
(a) Passed generation to generation.
(b) Sang about in songs.
(c) People just seemed to know it.
(d) Written down in family Bibles.

10. What does Mrs. Watts say her dolls were made from?
(a) Animal Hide.
(b) Hay.
(c) Animal Bones.
(d) Sticks.

11. What often attacked fresh chinking in chimneys?
(a) Rodents.
(b) Bees.
(c) Birds.
(d) Wasps.

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

13. What is said to be just as important as the tools?
(a) The ability to pass this information down to future generations.
(b) Food and shelter.
(c) The knowledge to use them.
(d) Hope and Love.

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

15. What would happen if the wood used in tight-fitting tools and other objects wasn't seasoned?
(a) The wood would warp and bend as it dried.
(b) The wood would draw insects to the fresh sap.
(c) The wood would begin to rot.
(d) The wood would shrink and pull away as it dried.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the earliest simple mattresses called?

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

3. Which of these is NOT used as an acceptable wood for making the chairs?

4. What do the Friendship Quilts typically have stitched on them?

5. What was made from the white oak splits that were made during the article 'White Oak Splits?'

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