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 are the students responsible for getting when Foxfire is first started?
(a) Paper.
(b) Subscribers.
(c) Money.
(d) Photos.

2. How were things fried?
(a) Hot coals were raked onto the hearth and the pan put on it.
(b) Depended on the meat.
(c) The pan was put into the middle of the fire.
(d) The pan was suspended on a metal frame 3-5 inches above.

3. Why is the wood for chairs usually gathered in the winter or fall?
(a) Because this is the time of year when the trees begin to slow their growing.
(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 sap levels are lowest then.

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

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

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

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

8. What is the fireplace once said to have been?
(a) What brought families together.
(b) A fanciful thing that people desired.
(c) The very center of home life.
(d) Something that was often overlooked.

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

10. What did Dan's father say to do if the limbs on the white oak droop?
(a) Let the tree stand.
(b) Cut off the limbs and let it be for a week.
(c) Take that tree.
(d) Avoid all trees within a twenty foot spread of that one.

11. What does Mrs. Harriet Echols say that she used to put in her soap to thicken up the soap?
(a) Pieces of rope.
(b) Seeds.
(c) Hair.
(d) Soft corn shucks.

12. What does the term 'Dressing' refer to?
(a) Bandaging up wounds while working.
(b) Smoothing surfaces of boards and beams.
(c) Getting dressed.
(d) Painting and detailing finished works.

13. Why does the author, Paul Gillespie, say he is apprehensive about meeting Aunt Arie for the first time?
(a) He had heard she was very ill.
(b) He didn't know what to expect.
(c) He believed she would not welcome him.
(d) He knew she was crazy.

14. When does Mrs. Algie Norton say she saw her first real mattress?
(a) When her daughter got married.
(b) When she was grown.
(c) She has never seen a real mattress.
(d) When she was about ten or twelve.

15. What do the students say that quilting patterns are like?
(a) Family stories.
(b) Rumors.
(c) Ballads.
(d) Folk lore and legends.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the Sleepers?

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

3. What was NOT added to the clay to help the chinking in the chimney set up more quickly?

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

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

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