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 does Foxfire first start out as?
(a) Magazine.
(b) Oral Report.
(c) Small Newspaper.
(d) Book Series.

2. What were many of the tools made out of that the pioneers used?
(a) Metal.
(b) Blood, sweat, and tears.
(c) Rock.
(d) Wood.

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

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

5. What does Wigginton suggest could be an answer to student failure?
(a) Inventive Teaching.
(b) A Hobby
(c) Pride in Thier Community.
(d) Parent Involvement.

6. How many copies of Foxfire are printed the very first time it is printed?
(a) Two Hundred.
(b) A Thousand.
(c) They Lost Count.
(d) Six Hundred.

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

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

9. What kind of vehicle drives past Mrs. Watts and her family?
(a) T-Model Ford.
(b) An Army Vehicle.
(c) An Old Jalopy.
(d) A Large Pickup.

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

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

12. What is the last thing that Mrs. Watts describes in her essay?
(a) When her brother's got married.
(b) When her parents died.
(c) The first time she left her home to go to the city.
(d) The first car her family ever saw.

13. What was made from the white oak splits that were made during the article 'White Oak Splits?'
(a) A guitar.
(b) Two baskets.
(c) A large chair.
(d) A jug.

14. Why does Aunt Arie say she never left her home?
(a) She felt as if someone was coming.
(b) This is where her stuff was.
(c) She couldn't stand to leave her home.
(d) She was too scared.

15. What does Pearl Martin say about the coloring of homemade soap?
(a) It depends on the ingredients used.
(b) It never came out looking the same twice.
(c) It is always a darker color.
(d) It is almost clear.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mrs. Watts say her dolls were made from?

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

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

4. 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?

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

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