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. When was hog killing generally done?

2. Which of the following is NOT a name for Souse?

3. What is Andy Webb's turkey call made out of?

4. Which of these childhood illnesses was looked at in terms of faith healing?

5. What farm animal is rumored to eat snakes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Daniel's home and how Daniel is described.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Explain basically how moonshining began.

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

10. Describe the way the recipes in 'Mountain Recipes' are told.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Though certain subjects are given an entire article all to itself there are many subjects that are repeatedly looked at throughout the book.

Part 1) Name three subjects that are discussed, at least in a minor detail, throughout the book.

Part 2) Pick one of these three subjects and speculate on why it tied in to so many different areas in the book.

Part 3) Would it have been possible to have written the book without this subject? Explain.

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

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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