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 two things are white oak splits traditionally used for?

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

3. What was said would happen to a young girl that slept under a new quilt?

4. What might happen if there wasn't a proper footing on the chimney?

5. Who are the students NOT told to interview for Foxfire?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe what is explained about Chinking.

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. How is Beulah's house described?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are many different homes that are described in the book.

Part 1) Which home seems the most unique to you? Explain why this home stuck out for you.

Part 2) What is significant about knowing that Daniel Manous lived in a bread truck?

Part 3) Does knowing where these people live affect the reader's thoughts about the person? Explain why or why not and how.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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