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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. How long do the students say it took them to gather information about building the log cabin?
(a) An entire summer.
(b) A full year.
(c) Six months.
(d) Two weeks.

2. What often attacked fresh chinking in chimneys?
(a) Bees.
(b) Wasps.
(c) Birds.
(d) Rodents.

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

4. Hickory was a very desirable wood but what was a drawback of this wood?
(a) It attracked termites.
(b) It would bow badly in humid weather.
(c) It was hard to work.
(d) It splintered out easily.

5. 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) Hope and Love.
(d) Food and shelter.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does it take to produce coals?

2. Why does Aunt Arie explain that she doesn't want to cut the eye if she can help it?

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

4. What was the Black Gum NOT used for?

5. What is Lon Reid said to still have?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain how the Watt's family lived.

3. Explain the reasons that mountain men hunted.

4. Explain the reasons that hogs were the mountain people's main meat.

5. How are Dutch Ovens used?

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

7. What are a few of the tales that are told about Chimneys from those interviewed in 'Chimney Building?'

8. Describe Daniel's home and how Daniel is described.

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

10. What does Aunt Arie tell the students about her parents?

(see the answer keys)

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