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COLD SASSY TREE TEST
Period 1 10/23
Period 5 10/23
Period 7 10/23
There are two parts to this test:
A. Multiple Choice - This will be a series of multiple-choice questions designed to test your knowledge of the book.
B. Short Essay -
Cold Sassy Tree
Respond to two of the following five writing prompts. Limit your answer to one well-written paragraph for each prompt. You must use specific details and examples from the novel to support your answer. Each paragraph must have a topic sentence, at least three ( probably more) related sentences, and a concluding sentence. Do not be repetitious. Make your point and then stop.
To score these paragraphs, I will use the rubric on the back of this page.
1. Explain why Lightfoot could never be (and will never be) Will’s girlfriend, no matter how much they cared for each other.
2. Discuss two possible reasons for why Rucker made the blanket of roses for Mattie Lou’s funeral. Support your ideas with references to the reading.
3. How was Rucker’s behavior in his marriage to Mattie Lou different from his marriage to Miss Love Simpson?
4. Cold Sassy Tree ends with Will listing the objects he saved from his childhood. They include: a piece of sassafras tree root, a newspaper write-up about when he was run over by the train, a photograph of Miss Love, Will, and Rucker in the Pierce, his Ag College diploma, and the buckeye that Lightfoot gave him. Explain the importance of each of these items. In other words, what does each of these items represent to Will? How do these items relate to the story he just told?
5. Read the following quote:
“I loved you since the day I layed eyes on you you just as pretty now as then….its I aint good for nuthin. Which you know. Its got so jus getin out of bed ever mornin is to much….now you can have some pese…I hope god will forgive me…”
A. Who is speaking?
B. Under what conditions were these words used?
C. What do we learn about this character through this passage? Why does he or she hope for God’s forgiveness?
D. Will refers to this character as “brave”. Do you agree or disagree with him? Explain your answer.
Score of 93 – 100 / Exceptional Mastery
An essay in this category demonstrates clear and consistent mastery, although it may have a few minor errors. A typical essay
Score of 85 – 92 / Reasonable and Consistent Mastery
An essay in this category demonstrates reasonably consistent mastery, although it will have occasional errors or lapses in quality. A typical essay
Score of 78 – 84 / Adequate Mastery
An essay in this category demonstrates adequate mastery, although it will have lapses in quality. A typical essay
Score of 70 – 77 / Developing
An essay in this category demonstrates developing mastery, and is marked by ONE OR MORE of the following weaknesses:
Score of 61 – 69 / Little Mastery
An essay in this category demonstrates little mastery, and is flawed by ONE OR MORE of the following weaknesses:
Score of 0 -60 69 / Little or No Mastery
An essay in this category demonstrates very little or no mastery, and is severely flawed by ONE OR MORE of the following weaknesses: