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

2. Why does Beulah say that she has had a possum head cooked for her in her past?

3. What is the fireplace once said to have been?

4. What was Eliot Wigginton's job at the time that he helped to start Foxfire?

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

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. In the beginning of the chapter 'Hunting Tales' what do the beginning chapters explain?

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

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

5. Describe how the article "This is the Way I was Raised Up" was written.

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

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

8. How are Dutch Ovens used?

9. How does Taylor Crockett say that bear meat was divided up?

10. What does Mrs. Andy Webb explain about her gift.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mr. Wigginton tries to find a unique method to teach the students.

Part 1) Given what is told to the reader and the results in the story does it seem likely that Mr. Wigginton had a large impact on his students? Explain why or why not?

Part 2) Is it likely that this same method would work again with students today? Explain your answer.

Part 3) What does it say about Mr. Wigginton's personality that he wanted so badly to find a unique way to teach his students?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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