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 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 begin to rot.
(c) The wood would draw insects to the fresh sap.
(d) The wood would shrink and pull away as it dried.

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

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

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

5. Which of the following national groups have supported Foxfire?
(a) N.R.A.
(b) National Geographic.
(c) People.
(d) Discovery.

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

7. Why is green wood put on after the fire has caught?
(a) It was easier to find.
(b) It saves the seasoned wood.
(c) It gives off more heat and lasts longer.
(d) It gives the food a better taste.

8. What do the Friendship Quilts typically have stitched on them?
(a) A name for the person whom the quilt would be given.
(b) The date the quilt was created.
(c) The names of those quilting.
(d) A verse from the Bible.

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

10. What does Aunt Arie say she would put in if she had plenty of money?
(a) A toilet.
(b) A new hog pen.
(c) A new roof.
(d) A sink.

11. What are the Sleepers?
(a) Tools that are used to create notches.
(b) Sky-lights.
(c) Floor beams of the cabin.
(d) Hide-a-beds.

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

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

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

15. How far does Mrs. Watts say they had to travel to see the car?
(a) Five Miles.
(b) She was too little to recal how far.
(c) Over the Mountain a far piece.
(d) One Mile.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the beginning of 'Wood,' what does the author say is the most vital factor in determining the way of life of a self-sufficient people in a particular area?

3. What are Aunt Arie's stories said to be "spiced" with?

4. Why does Aunt Arie explain that she doesn't want to cut the eye if she can help it?

5. What is done to the Dutch Oven before cooking with it?

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