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 the term 'Dressing' refer to?

2. What was NOT added to the clay to help the chinking in the chimney set up more quickly?

3. How long do the students say it took them to gather information about building the log cabin?

4. What was said would happen to a young girl that slept under a new quilt?

5. How long does it take to produce coals?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are a few of the tales that are told about Chimneys from those interviewed in 'Chimney Building?'

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

3. How are Dutch Ovens used?

4. What skills and tools are told about for building a log cabin?

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

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

7. Describe what a 'rope bed' is.

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

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

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

Part 1) Describe Hillard Green's character.

Part 2) Pick one word, or short phrase, to describe Hillard Green. Explain why you have chosen that word or phrase.

Essay Topic 3

"White Oak Splits," "Making a Hamper out of White Oak Splits" and "Making a Basket out of White Oak Splits" were all separate articles that could have been easily grouped together.

Part 1) What were the reasons that these three articles were not put together?

Part 2) What other articles in the book could have been easily grouped together? Explain why these articles fit together.

Part 3) Would it have made the articles more or less understandable to have grouped them together? Explain.

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