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 do you cut out of the hog's head before making souse and is one of the only things on the hog's head not used in souse?

2. What is a painter as it is referred to by the mountain people interviewed?

3. What did the students promise not to print in their interview?

4. What happens to the price of the pelt if you make a bad ear hole on a raccoon?

5. What does Bill Lamb tell Buck Carver he is scared of?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Harley Carpenter say about faith healing?

2. How do you prepare frog?

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

4. Explain the basic differences between curing and smoking.

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

6. Describe what kind of interviews that were done for the section on 'Planting by the Signs.'

7. What is Daniel's story about that he tells the students?

8. Explain how cracklin's are made.

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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 3

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.

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