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. Why does Aunt Arie explain that she doesn't want to cut the eye if she can help it?

2. What do the students ask about making homemade soap that makes Pearl Martin laugh?

3. What had the Foxfire magazine's purpose started out being when they looked into writing about quilts?

4. How do the authors say they have written down the information on building a log cabin?

5. What were early chimneys called?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what Aunt Arie tells the students about doing things they are ashamed of?

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

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

4. What are the students responsible for doing for the magazine?

5. What are some of the things that Lon is noted for doing?

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

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

8. How are Dutch Ovens used?

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

10. What does Aunt Arie tell the students about her parents?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Family is often talked about in the story.

Part 1) What role does family seem to play for the majority of the people in the Foxfire Book that were interviewed? Explain.

Part 2) Is this view still widely held by people today? Explain why or why not.

Part 3) Are there any of the people in the book that didn't seem to feel the same way about family? Explain who, if any, and why.

Essay Topic 3

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.

(see the answer keys)

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