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 Wigginton suggest could be an answer to student failure?

2. What does Mrs. Watts say her dolls were made from?

3. What is Lon Reid said to still have?

4. What did a chimney have to do so that it didn't smoke?

5. What do the Friendship Quilts typically have stitched on them?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Beulah's house described?

2. Describe the events that surround the first time Mrs. Watts sees a car.

3. What information is given in 'An Old Chair Maker Shows How?'

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

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

6. Describe what Emma Jean sees when she sits in on a quilting circle and what the women tell her about the quilting circles.

7. What is explained to the reader about picking the correct timber for making white oak splits?

8. What does the last paragraph in the section titled 'Wood' say about wood and the mountain men?

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

10. Explain how the Watt's family lived.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many of the people in the book are described as self-sufficient.

Part 1) Describe what it means to be self-sufficient.

Part 2) How is being self-sufficient today different from that of Aunt Arie or Hillard Green? 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

Mr. Wigginton tries to find a unique method to teach the students.

Part 1) Given what is told to the reader and the results in the story does it seem likely that Mr. Wigginton had a large impact on his students? Explain why or why not?

Part 2) Is it likely that this same method would work again with students today? Explain your answer.

Part 3) What does it say about Mr. Wigginton's personality that he wanted so badly to find a unique way to teach his students?

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