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 does Mrs. Algie Norton say makes the best Hominy?

2. What was Daniel's job?

3. What is said to have been the prime source of meat for the early family in the mountains?

4. What can be used in place of a churn for quicker results?

5. What does the soaking do to the meat?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

6. Describe the hoop snake.

7. Explain the process of drying and why it was done.

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. How do you prepare frog?

10. Explain the basic differences between curing and smoking.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Part 1) What is the author's purpose in the Foxfire Book?

Part 2) Is that purpose accomplished? Explain why or why not.

Part 3) Could this book easily be made into a continuation in current day times? Would it be popular as it was when it was originally published? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 3

"White Oak Splits," "Making a Hamper out of White Oak Splits" and "Making a Basket out of White Oak Splits" were all separate articles that could have been easily grouped together.

Part 1) What were the reasons that these three articles were not put together?

Part 2) What other articles in the book could have been easily grouped together? Explain why these articles fit together.

Part 3) Would it have made the articles more or less understandable to have grouped them together? Explain.

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