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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 Mrs. Watts say was their reaction to the gifts that Santa Clause had left them?
2. Hickory was a very desirable wood but what was a drawback of this wood?
3. What were early chimneys called?
4. When does Mrs. Lester Norton say that they changed the straw in her straw mattress?
5. What kind of meat does Aunt Arie say she doesn't want?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Aunt Arie tell the students about her parents?
2. Why do the students realize that it would be impossible to give a set a blue prints for each cabin?
3. What instructions does Aunt Arie give about making souse meat?
4. What skills and tools are told about for building a log cabin?
5. Describe what a 'rope bed' is.
6. How is Beulah's house described?
7. Describe the events that surround the first time Mrs. Watts sees a car.
8. Describe what Aunt Arie tells the students about doing things they are ashamed of?
9. Explain why the Foxfire magazine is originally started?
10. How are the mallet and maul described in 'Tools and Skills.'
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
Though certain subjects are given an entire article all to itself there are many subjects that are repeatedly looked at throughout the book.
Part 1) Name three subjects that are discussed, at least in a minor detail, throughout the book.
Part 2) Pick one of these three subjects and speculate on why it tied in to so many different areas in the book.
Part 3) Would it have been possible to have written the book without this subject? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Part 1) Explain the importance of the students that were interviewing the people.
Part 2) How would the story have been different if they had not been students but had been adult reporters of some type? Explain your point of view.
Part 3) Is there any indication in the articles that the students put pieces of their own thoughts or ideas into the stories? Support your answer and cite the places in the book where this information is found.
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