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. When does Mrs. Carrie Dillard Garrison say that that she used to make her soap?

2. What kind of ashes does Pearl Martin say they typically used?

3. What are the Sleepers?

4. In what area do the people interviewed for Foxfire live?

5. In the beginning of 'Wood,' what does the author say is the most vital factor in determining the way of life of a self-sufficient people in a particular area?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how the Watt's family lived.

2. Explain how cracklin's are made.

3. How are the instructions divided up in the chapter titled 'Building a Log Cabin?'

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

5. 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?

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

7. Explain the basic differences between curing and smoking.

8. What does Hillard have to say about the men landing on the moon?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

There is a lot of people that talk about their lives and how proud they are of their family or other pieces of this life.

Part 1) Discuss pride and the general role that it played in the book.

Part 2) Pick three characters from the book that seemed like people that had sincere pride in their lives. Explain why you chose these three.

Part 3) Do these people seem to be boastful in their pride? Explain why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

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