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. Lake Stiles say to do with the rest of the frog after you have cut the legs off?

2. What does the syrup in Syrup Bread replace?

3. A person that can heal a burn is said to do what?

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

5. What does Lon Reid say that his family used the wings of the turkey for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the hoop snake.

2. Explain the basic differences between curing and smoking.

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

4. Explain basically how moonshining began.

5. Explain the reasons that mountain men hunted.

6. How do you prepare frog?

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

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

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

10. Describe the joint snake.

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

Part 1) Pick on person that was interviewed for the Foxfire Book to do another interview with. Which person did you pick and why?

Part 2) What subject would you be interested in finding out about that could easily fit into the Foxfire Book themes? Why did you pick that subject and how does it fit?

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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