The Education of Little Tree Study Guide Chapters 16-18

The Education of Little Tree Study Guide Chapters 16-18
Chapter 16
  1. What is the title of this chapter? Why is it significant?
  2. What is a “hypocrite,” and what are several examples of hypocrisy in this chapter?
  3. What are Granpa’s (and Little Tree’s) feelings on organized religion?
  4. What lesson(s) does Little Tree learn in this chapter? Who/What is/are his teacher(s)?
Chapter 17
  1. What is the title of this chapter? Why is it significant?
  2. Describe Mr. Wine.
  3. What was the “big black box which said Kodak?” What specific things did Mr. Wine do with it?
  4. What did Mr. Wine give Little Tree? Why was it so special?
  5. Why did Mr. Wine light a candle?
  6. Little Tree compares Mr. Wine’s people (the Jews) to the Cherokee. What does Little Tree say?
  7. What lesson(s) does Little Tree learn in this chapter? Who/What is/are his teacher(s)?
Chapter 18
  1. What is the title of this chapter? Why is it significant?
  2. Describe the setting in this chapter. How does the setting affect the plot in this chapter?
  3. Where do Little Tree and Granpa go after the man and woman visit? Why do they go there? What do they find out? What do they receive?
  4. Why won’t the lawyer, Mr. Taylor, help Granpa and Little Tree?
  5. What is ironic about Granma “spilling sugar in practical everything she cooked?” What type of irony is this?
  6. What is the Dog Star? How is it like the candle Mr. Wine burnt?
  7. Compare the bus ride to the orphanage to the one in Chapter One.
  8. What lesson(s) does Little Tree learn in this chapter? Who/What is/are his teacher(s)?

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