11 At the Crossroads Store

abhor – hate

  1. What is “laying-by” time for a farmer? Define “jumped teeth.”
  2. Who are sharecroppers? Why is it necessary for a sharecropper to have a large family? Why do they move to a new farm every year?
  3. In what sense are Granpa’s opinions about sharecroppers a continuation of Carter’s satire ridiculing politicians?
  4. Find an example of superstition in this chapter.
  5. Why does the little girl’s father beat her for accepting the moccasins?
  6. What does Little Tree say about the little girl that is probably incorrect?