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Eliot Wigginton
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 would bow badly in humid weather.
(d) It splintered out easily.

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

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

4. What does Wigginton say is NOT a primary concern in the magazine?
(a) Communication.
(b) Historical Facts.
(c) Heritage.
(d) Proper English.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What are the students responsible for getting when Foxfire is first started?

3. What do the students call the Dutch Oven?

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

5. What did Mrs. Watts' family use to make coffee?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what a 'rope bed' is.

2. How are the mallet and maul described in 'Tools and Skills.'

3. Describe the Friendship Quilt.

4. What is explained to the reader about picking the correct timber for making white oak splits?

5. Why do the students realize that it would be impossible to give a set a blue prints for each cabin?

6. What kind of information is to go into the Foxfire magazine?

7. In the chapter entitled "Aunt Arie", what does the author suggest might be the reasons for the void between youth and the older generations which the author felt?

8. Explain how the Watt's family lived.

9. What do the different women interviewed have to say about making the soap?

10. Where do the students go to find a rope bed?

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