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. What does the term 'Dressing' refer to?

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

3. Which of these is NOT used as an acceptable wood for making the chairs?

4. What kind of vehicle drives past Mrs. Watts and her family?

5. What does Mrs. Claude Darnell suggest might be the reason that there has been a revival in an interest in quilting?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What skills and tools are told about for building a log cabin?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Part 1) Should all of this book be considered non-fiction even though there is no proof that many of the things in the book are fact? Explain.

Part 2) What role does folklore and legends have in the book?

Essay Topic 2

Daniel Manous, Aunt Arie, and Hillard Green are the only people in the book to have an article named after them.

Part 1) Compare these people together. What do they have in common that makes them people of interest?

Part 2) Which of these people stands out the most and why.

Part 3) Rename these three articles. Explain why you chose the new titles that you decided on.

Essay Topic 3

Pick one to write about.

Part 1) How would the story have been different if the articles had been "How To" only without the human stories and personal touches included? Explain your answer.

Part 2) Could any of the stories given been made into short stories or books on their own? Explain why or why not.

Part 3) Is the Foxfire Book a realistic help to a person that intended to live off the land? Explain why or why not.

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