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

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

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

4. What was the Black Gum NOT used for?
(a) Bee gums.
(b) Toothbrushes.
(c) Wagon Wheels.
(d) Guitars.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to the once plentiful Chestnut trees?

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

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

4. What was NOT added to the clay to help the chinking in the chimney set up more quickly?

5. How does Wigginton explain that the information in this book was originally given to the people that were interviewed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What instructions does Aunt Arie give about making souse meat?

3. How does Mrs. Watts describe Christmas and the children's reactions to their gifts?

4. What does Wigginton say is part of the Foxfire magazine although proper English is not a concern?

5. Describe what a 'rope bed' is.

6. What information is given in 'An Old Chair Maker Shows How?'

7. How is Beulah's house described?

8. Describe how the article "This is the Way I was Raised Up" was written.

9. How are the instructions divided up in the chapter titled 'Building a Log Cabin?'

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

(see the answer keys)

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