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 are the Sleepers?

2. Where did Lon learn to make chairs?

3. Where is Aunt Arie's husband at the time the story is written?

4. What does Aunt Arie say she would put in if she had plenty of money?

5. What does Mrs. Watts say she and her brothers received one Christmas from Santa Clause?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What kind of questions do the girls ask Pearl Martin?

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

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

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

8. 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?

9. Where do the students go to find a rope bed?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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