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 was used for bread when cornmeal and wheat could not be ground?

2. Which of the following national groups have supported Foxfire?

3. What happened to the once plentiful Chestnut trees?

4. What did the Editor do so that the contents were not altered for the story?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Friendship Quilt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How are the mallet and maul described in 'Tools and Skills.'

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Part 1) Should all of this book be considered non-fiction even though there is no proof that many of the things in the book are fact? Explain.

Part 2) What role does folklore and legends have in the book?

Essay Topic 2

Part 1) Which of the people interviewed seemed to be the most important or to have the biggest impact on the story? Explain why you chose this person.

Part 2) Which character stood out the most in the story? Why do you think this was?

Essay Topic 3

Law enforcement and revenuers are looked at.

Part 1) Is it likely that the law enforcement and those making moonshine were truly as friendly as the story suggests?

Part 2) Does this explanation of the relationship between local law enforcement and the moonshiners contradict or reinforce preconceived notions as to the interaction between these two groups? Explain your answer.

Part 3) What does this information reveal about the moonshiners and the law enforcement?

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