The Foxfire Book Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Eliot Wigginton
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. In what area do the people interviewed for Foxfire live?

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

3. What is the fireplace once said to have been?

4. What was Eliot Wigginton's job at the time that he helped to start Foxfire?

5. What was used for bread when cornmeal and wheat could not be ground?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the story that Bill Lamb tells about why they remove the eyes from the hog's head before cooking it.

2. In the beginning of the chapter 'Hunting Tales' what do the beginning chapters explain?

3. Describe the story of 'The Buzzard and the Dog.'

4. How does Mrs. Watts describe Christmas and the children's reactions to their gifts?

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

6. Describe the differences between using the fire in the winter and in the warmer months.

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

8. How are Dutch Ovens used?

9. How does Taylor Crockett say that bear meat was divided up?

10. What does Mrs. Andy Webb explain about her gift.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

"White Oak Splits," "Making a Hamper out of White Oak Splits" and "Making a Basket out of White Oak Splits" were all separate articles that could have been easily grouped together.

Part 1) What were the reasons that these three articles were not put together?

Part 2) What other articles in the book could have been easily grouped together? Explain why these articles fit together.

Part 3) Would it have made the articles more or less understandable to have grouped them together? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

There is a lot of people that talk about their lives and how proud they are of their family or other pieces of this life.

Part 1) Discuss pride and the general role that it played in the book.

Part 2) Pick three characters from the book that seemed like people that had sincere pride in their lives. Explain why you chose these three.

Part 3) Do these people seem to be boastful in their pride? Explain why or why not?

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