The Foxfire Book Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Eliot Wigginton
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Beulah say that she has had a possum head cooked for her in her past?

2. What were early chimneys called?

3. What do the students say that quilting patterns are like?

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

5. What year was Foxfire established?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the uses for wood as it is described in the first chapter of the section titled "Wood?"

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

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

4. How is Beulah's house described?

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

6. Explain why the Foxfire magazine is originally started?

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

8. What does the last paragraph in the section titled 'Wood' say about wood and the mountain men?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Take a closer look at the purpose of a quilting circle.

Part 1) What images come to mind when the phrase 'quilting circle' is mentioned? Why?

Part 2) Explain the practicality of a quilting circle?

Part 3) Would it be possible to get a quilting circle together in modern times? How would it be different? How would it be the same? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Mr. Wigginton tries to find a unique method to teach the students.

Part 1) Given what is told to the reader and the results in the story does it seem likely that Mr. Wigginton had a large impact on his students? Explain why or why not?

Part 2) Is it likely that this same method would work again with students today? Explain your answer.

Part 3) What does it say about Mr. Wigginton's personality that he wanted so badly to find a unique way to teach his students?

Essay Topic 3

Part 1) Pick on person that was interviewed for the Foxfire Book to do another interview with. Which person did you pick and why?

Part 2) What subject would you be interested in finding out about that could easily fit into the Foxfire Book themes? Why did you pick that subject and how does it fit?

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