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 should you remove when making Tomato Catsup?

2. What is the process of laying fruit out on trays in front of the fire called?

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

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

5. What were the October Beans used as a substitute for?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the joint snake.

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

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

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

6. Explain the basic differences between curing and smoking.

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

8. Describe the hoop snake.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Part 1) Discuss religion and the role that it played for the majority of the people interviewed.

Part 2) Why does it seem that religion was so strong a theme in each person's life?

Essay Topic 2

"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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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