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. Where did Lon learn to make chairs?

2. How long does it take to produce coals?

3. What does Aunt Arie say she is going to make?

4. In the beginning of 'Wood,' what does the author say is the most vital factor in determining the way of life of a self-sufficient people in a particular area?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the Friendship Quilt.

4. Explain how the Watt's family lived.

5. 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?

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

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

10. Describe what Emma Jean sees when she sits in on a quilting circle and what the women tell her about the quilting circles.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Family is often talked about in the story.

Part 1) What role does family seem to play for the majority of the people in the Foxfire Book that were interviewed? Explain.

Part 2) Is this view still widely held by people today? Explain why or why not.

Part 3) Are there any of the people in the book that didn't seem to feel the same way about family? Explain who, if any, and why.

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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