The Foxfire Book Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Easy

Eliot Wigginton
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Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what area do the people interviewed for Foxfire live?
(a) Kentucky Plains.
(b) Ozark Mountains.
(c) Appalachian Mountains.
(d) Mississippi River.

2. 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) Her father didn't believe in killing something for no reason.
(c) They wondered what it tasted like.
(d) Because they were hungry.

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

4. What was Eliot Wigginton's job at the time that he helped to start Foxfire?
(a) Carnival Worker.
(b) Preacher.
(c) Reporter.
(d) High School Teacher.

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

6. Where is Aunt Arie's husband at the time the story is written?
(a) Off working.
(b) Sick in bed.
(c) No one is sure.
(d) Dead.

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

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

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

10. Which of the following is NOT a reason that someone might receive a blanket?
(a) A baby was born.
(b) They were moving away.
(c) Someone's house burned down.
(d) A couple were married.

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

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

13. What did Mrs. Watts' family use to make coffee?
(a) Chestnuts.
(b) Peanuts.
(c) Cornmeal.
(d) Potatoes.

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

15. What was "This is the Way I was Raised Up" written on?
(a) Cardboard Box.
(b) Small piece of paper.
(c) Back of the People Magazine.
(d) Tissue.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Foxfire first start out as?

3. How were things fried?

4. How long does it take to produce coals?

5. Where did Lon learn to make chairs?

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