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 Mrs. Harriet Echols say was done to clean a rope bed?

2. What do the students call the Dutch Oven?

3. What does Wigginton suggest could be an answer to student failure?

4. What does the term 'Dressing' refer to?

5. What does Pearl Martin say about the coloring of homemade soap?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe what a 'rope bed' is.

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

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

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

6. Describe what is explained about Chinking.

7. How are the instructions divided up in the chapter titled 'Building a Log Cabin?'

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

9. How is Beulah's house described?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Part 1) What is the author's purpose in the Foxfire Book?

Part 2) Is that purpose accomplished? Explain why or why not.

Part 3) Could this book easily be made into a continuation in current day times? Would it be popular as it was when it was originally published? Explain your answer.

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