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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 does Mrs. Watts say was their reaction to the gifts that Santa Clause had left them?
(a) They were too sick to enjoy them.
(b) They had wanted more but didn't say anything.
(c) The objects were hid away and saved as if gold.
(d) They were pleased.

2. What is crucial when making splits?
(a) Making each split even.
(b) Picking the correct timber.
(c) Making the splits long enough.
(d) Making clean cuts.

3. What is the fireplace once said to have been?
(a) A fanciful thing that people desired.
(b) What brought families together.
(c) Something that was often overlooked.
(d) The very center of home life.

4. What did Dan's father say to do if the limbs on the white oak droop?
(a) Let the tree stand.
(b) Cut off the limbs and let it be for a week.
(c) Take that tree.
(d) Avoid all trees within a twenty foot spread of that one.

5. What two things were said to have been brought to the forests our ancestors settled in the chapter titled "Tools and Skills?"
(a) Love and hope.
(b) Tools and igenuity.
(c) Knowledge and determination.
(d) Tools and faith.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why is the wood for chairs usually gathered in the winter or fall?

3. What was made from the white oak splits that were made during the article 'White Oak Splits?'

4. What does Pearl Martin say about the coloring of homemade soap?

5. What is the last thing that Mrs. Watts describes in her essay?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Describe the events that surround the first time Mrs. Watts sees a car.

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

4. Describe what a 'rope bed' is.

5. Describe what is explained about Chinking.

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

7. What kind of questions do the girls ask Pearl Martin?

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

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

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

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