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 made from the white oak splits that were made during the article 'White Oak Splits?'

2. How long does it take to produce coals?

3. What two things are white oak splits traditionally used for?

4. What does Mrs. Claude Darnell suggest might be the reason that there has been a revival in an interest in quilting?

5. What is crucial when making splits?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. What are the uses for wood as it is described in the first chapter of the section titled "Wood?"

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

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

7. What are the students responsible for doing for the magazine?

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

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

10. Explain how the Watt's family lived.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pick one to write about.

Part 1) How would the story have been different if the articles had been "How To" only without the human stories and personal touches included? Explain your answer.

Part 2) Could any of the stories given been made into short stories or books on their own? Explain why or why not.

Part 3) Is the Foxfire Book a realistic help to a person that intended to live off the land? Explain why or why not.

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

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.

(see the answer keys)

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