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 Bill Lamb say a out the first chimney he ever built?
(a) It lasted one winter and fell appart.
(b) A tornado took it a week after it was built.
(c) It took a year to build.
(d) It'd smoke apossum out'a th' house.

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

3. What had the Foxfire magazine's purpose started out being when they looked into writing about quilts?
(a) To teach individuals the basics for making a quilt.
(b) To find all patterns native to the area.
(c) To learn about the history of quilting.
(d) To look at modern day applications for the ageless process.

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

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

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

7. Which of these is NOT used as an acceptable wood for making the chairs?
(a) Ash.
(b) Maple.
(c) Oak.
(d) Pine.

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

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

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

11. How were things fried?
(a) Hot coals were raked onto the hearth and the pan put on it.
(b) The pan was suspended on a metal frame 3-5 inches above.
(c) The pan was put into the middle of the fire.
(d) Depended on the meat.

12. What was said would happen to a young girl that slept under a new quilt?
(a) She would soon find a large sum of money.
(b) She would dream of the one she would marry.
(c) She would be in good health for the next six months.
(d) She would marry within a year.

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

14. 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?
(a) Ecosystem.
(b) Population.
(c) Economy.
(d) Natural resources.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mrs. Harriet Echols say that she used to put in her soap to thicken up the soap?

2. What two things are white oak splits traditionally used for?

3. What are the Sleepers?

4. What do the Friendship Quilts typically have stitched on them?

5. What does Foxfire first start out as?

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