The Education of Little Tree Study Guide for Chapters 10-12
- What is the title of this chapter? What is ironic about the title?
- Which hound died? How? What does Little Tree learn from this experience?
- Describe Little Tree’s experience with “the Christian.” What does he say he’s learned? What does he really learn?
- Give at least three examples of irony in this chapter. Tell which type (dramatic, situational, or verbal) each example is.
- What is the title of this chapter? Why is it significant?
- What is ironic about Little Tree’s new vocabulary word abhor? (Granpa’s view is involved.)
- What was “laying-by”?
- What was old Man Barnett’s trade? What did this mean?
- What are “wares”? How did Granpa and Little Tree know if it was safe to deliver their wares?
- Explain the situation with Mr. Jenkins and the sticks of “old” candy.
- What is a sharecropper?
- What did Little Tree give the little sharecropper girl? Where did he get it? Why wouldn’t her father let her accept the gift?
- What lesson(s) does Little Tree learn in this chapter? Who/What is/are his teacher(s)?
- What is the title of this chapter? How is it significant?
- Describe Little Tree’s experiences in/with nature in the first part of this chapter (through pg. 108). How does he feel? What is he learning?
- What happen to Granpa? How is he saved?
- What does Little Tree learn from this experience with Granpa?