The Split Cherry Tree - Review
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Why does Pa take his gun to school?
He wants to settle the dispute with Professor Herbert the only way he knows how.
____________ demands payment for his broken cherry tree
Who says: "But I'm behind, Dave. I'm a little man. Your hands will be softer than mine."
What is Pa's full name?
Who says: "Boys like your own there are going to help change it. He's your boy. He knows all of what I've told you. You stay with me today"
Why does Mom try to persuade Pa not to go to school?
She is worried he might become violent, get in trouble, and embarrass Dave
Which character in the story represents the traditional point of view?
Which character in the story represents the modern point of view?
The conflict in the story is resolved when one of the character's perspectives undergoes a change. Who's perspective changes in the story?
What is the writer's point of view? Does he support traditionalism or modernism?
Does the writer respect opposing viewpoints as well?
Who says: "He looked like a leaf turned brown on the tree among the tree top filled with growing leaves."
Who says: "Man can defend hisself, but cattle and mules can't. We have the drop on 'em. Ain't nothin' to a man that'll beat a good pullin' mule."
Who says: "He's too big to whip. He's a man in size."
Who says: "Pa's gun has always been a friend to him when he goes to settle disputes."
Professor Herbert's face changed color when he saw ______
What was the first thing Pa did in Professor Herbert's office?
He pulled out his gun and lay it on the seat.
In the beginning of the story, Dave was afraid that Pa would...
whip him for being late
In the beginning of the story, who does Pa think is to blame for the broken cherry tree?
Professor Herbert and the school
Pa thought that Dave's punishment was not...
As Professor Herbert explained, Pa began to...
soften a little
After spending the day at school, Pa understood that the world was...
changing for the better
Why doesn't Pa believe in germs?
He can't see them with his eyes
Who says: "I knew that Pa wouldn't be at home in the high school."
How does Professor Herbert justify taking the class on a field trip?
He says he is following the state's course of study, and collecting specimens for science class.
Who says: "Takin' youngins to th' woods and their poor old Ma's and Pa's at home a-slavin' to keep 'em in school and give 'em a education!"
Who says: "I understand, and since I understand, he must pay his debt fer th' tree and I'm goin' to hep 'im."
Who says: "Don't do that. It's all on me."
According to Pa, a just and honest man....
knows right from wrong
Pa refused to let Professor Herbert...
cancel the debt
Pa's clothes were..... and his face was....
The students liked Pa better once they understood....
he has a tender heart
Which two classes does Pa attend?
Geometry and biology
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The Split Cherry Tree - Vocabulary
The Split Cherry Tree - Part I, Vocabulary p.33
The Split Cherry Tree - Part II, Vocabulary p.35
The Split Cherry Tree - Part III, Vocabulary p.38-39