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

2. 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) Three pieces of candy and an orange.
(d) A candy bar and some new socks.

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

4. What were the earliest simple mattresses called?
(a) Rope Beds.
(b) Feather Cushions.
(c) Hay Mats.
(d) Pallets.

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

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

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

8. What ailment does Aunt Arie have according to the author?
(a) Blind due to cataracts.
(b) Crazy due to living in the woods alone.
(c) Deaf due to fever.
(d) Paralyzed due to stroke.

9. What do the students say is one reason why they have asked Beulah to help them make a basket?
(a) Because they enjoy her company.
(b) She has offered.
(c) So they can learn from her.
(d) Because she makes good cakes.

10. What year was Foxfire established?
(a) 1985.
(b) 1979.
(c) 1968.
(d) 1958.

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

12. How long does it take to produce coals?
(a) You have to check the fire periodically.
(b) An hour.
(c) Twenty minutes.
(d) Three hours.

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

14. How do the authors say they have written down the information on building a log cabin?
(a) As a set of instructions.
(b) With detailed explanations.
(c) As a blue print.
(d) As a easily understood story.

15. At the end of the interview what does the student say men like Lon live oblivious to?
(a) That there are skyscrapers covering the world.
(b) That the world has changed so much in the past 100 years.
(c) That there is anything unique about Lon's life.
(d) That men are on the moon.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did the Editor do so that the contents were not altered for the story?

3. Why is the wood for chairs usually gathered in the winter or fall?

4. How long do the students say it took them to gather information about building the log cabin?

5. What had the Foxfire magazine's purpose started out being when they looked into writing about quilts?

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