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. Hickory was a very desirable wood but what was a drawback of this wood?

2. What often attacked fresh chinking in chimneys?

3. How many copies of Foxfire are printed the very first time it is printed?

4. What happened to the once plentiful Chestnut trees?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the story that Bill Lamb tells about why they remove the eyes from the hog's head before cooking it.

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

3. Explain the reasons that hogs were the mountain people's main meat.

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

5. Describe the story of 'The Buzzard and the Dog.'

6. 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?

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

8. Explain the basic differences between curing and smoking.

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

There is a lot of solitude talked about in the story.

Part 1) What does it indicate that so many of the people in the story talked about their solitude or the fact that they were cut off from the world?

Part 2) What seems to be the main reason for the solitude that people endured?

Part 3) What does it appear that the solitude gave the people?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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