The Foxfire Book Test | Final 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 kind of coals were used for bleaching according to Mrs. Carrie Dillard Garrison, because they held heat longer and stayed alive longer?

2. What must you remove from the raccoon if you intend to eat it?

3. Which of these wolly worm actions does NOT does not imply there is going to be a bad winter?

4. What does Aunt Arie burn to keep snakes away?

5. What does the syrup in Syrup Bread replace?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Andy Webb say is the difference between when he was younger and when he is an old man in terms of the wildlife hunted?

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

3. Explain where the expression "That must'a had a dead hog in it" comes from.

4. Describe the basics for weather signs and the different ways they are obtained.

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

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

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

8. What is the difference between the direction given by Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Philips' method for churning butter and that of Mrs. Norton's?

9. Explain the basic differences between curing and smoking.

10. What different processes are looked at in Preserving Vegetables?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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