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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. Why does Aunt Arie say she never left her home?
2. What is the last thing that Mrs. Watts describes in her essay?
3. How does Wigginton explain that the information in this book was originally given to the people that were interviewed?
4. What does it suggest in the instructions that the foundation of the log cabin should be made out of?
5. What has caused the loss of the fine art of building a genuine log cabin?
Short Essay Questions
1. What kind of information is to go into the Foxfire magazine?
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. How are Dutch Ovens used?
4. What are some of the things that Lon is noted for doing?
5. What are the uses for wood as it is described in the first chapter of the section titled "Wood?"
6. 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?
7. Explain how the Watt's family lived.
8. Explain why the Foxfire magazine is originally started?
9. What are the students responsible for doing for the magazine?
10. Describe what is explained about Chinking.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Part 1) Discuss religion and the role that it played for the majority of the people interviewed.
Part 2) Why does it seem that religion was so strong a theme in each person's life?
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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