The Education of Little Tree Study Guide for Chapters 10-12

The Education of Little Tree Study Guide for Chapters 10-12
Chapter 10
  1. What is the title of this chapter? What is ironic about the title?
  2. Which hound died? How? What does Little Tree learn from this experience?
  3. Describe Little Tree’s experience with “the Christian.” What does he say he’s learned? What does he really learn?
  4. Give at least three examples of irony in this chapter. Tell which type (dramatic, situational, or verbal) each example is.
Chapter 11
  1. What is the title of this chapter? Why is it significant?
  2. What is ironic about Little Tree’s new vocabulary word abhor? (Granpa’s view is involved.)
  3. What was “laying-by”?
  4. What was old Man Barnett’s trade? What did this mean?
  5. What are “wares”? How did Granpa and Little Tree know if it was safe to deliver their wares?
  6. Explain the situation with Mr. Jenkins and the sticks of “old” candy.
  7. What is a sharecropper?
  8. What did Little Tree give the little sharecropper girl? Where did he get it? Why wouldn’t her father let her accept the gift?
  9. What lesson(s) does Little Tree learn in this chapter? Who/What is/are his teacher(s)?
Chapter 12
  1. What is the title of this chapter? How is it significant?
  2. 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?
  3. What happen to Granpa? How is he saved?
  4. What does Little Tree learn from this experience with Granpa?

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