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

2. 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 sink.
(d) A new roof.

3. When does Mrs. Lester Norton say that they changed the straw in her straw mattress?
(a) Thrashing time each year.
(b) Whenever it got flat.
(c) Right before flu season hits.
(d) Whenever a new one is needed.

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

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

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

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

8. What does it suggest in the instructions that the foundation of the log cabin should be made out of?
(a) An elevated dirt floor.
(b) Large boulders placed at the four corners of the house and each 10 foot between.
(c) Solid rock spanning the length and width of the house.
(d) Cured white oat logs that have been scorched to prevent termite damage.

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

10. 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) A verse from the Bible.
(d) The names of those quilting.

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

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

13. What is Lon Reid said to still have?
(a) Active bee gum hives.
(b) An old stihl.
(c) An ox and cart.
(d) His mother and father's sorghum mill.

14. What does Mrs. Watts say her brothers used pine to build?
(a) Bikes.
(b) Bows and Arrows.
(c) Wagon.
(d) Sled.

15. What kind of ashes does Pearl Martin say they typically used?
(a) Cherry.
(b) White Oak.
(c) Pine.
(d) Hickory.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the fireplace once said to have been?

2. What kind of meat does Aunt Arie say she doesn't want?

3. What is crucial when making splits?

4. Where did Lon learn to make chairs?

5. Which of these methods was not a way to cure wood?

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