A Year in the Maine Woods Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Bernd Heinrich
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through November 15 Moss Watch, November 25 Connections, November 28 More Flies, December 3, December 4, December 8, December 9 The Lunar Eclipse, December 11 Wind, December 12 Rump Steak and Roadkills, December 13, December 15 You Can Never Go Back, December 19.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "The Urgency of Spring" is the story of what?
(a) How plants and animals cannot wait for spring.
(b) How the author is desperately in need of spring.
(c) How plants and animals reproduce and die.
(d) How the woods is in need of spring's warmth.

2. In "Late Summer Ramblings," the author writes about the changing of the seasons and the life cycle of ________.
(a) The moth.
(b) The raven.
(c) Man.
(d) The deer.

3. Why does the author make a trip in "December 4"?
(a) To buy more supplies.
(b) To visit friends.
(c) He is bored.
(d) To see his son, Stuart.

4. As he climbs closer to a bog, he notices not just berries, but also the many _______________ that will later come into season.
(a) Cranberries and holly.
(b) Cranberries and figs.
(c) Huckleberries and figs.
(d) Huckleberries and holly.

5. Where do the author and his son go In "Early September"?
(a) The art fair.
(b) The state fair.
(c) The county fair.
(d) The farmer's market.

Short Answer Questions

1. A great glacier expands and retracts across North America for the last few _____________ years.

2. On what does the author base his conclusions?

3. In "September 13," how many miles does the author run as he observes caterpillars, ravens, and flies along the way?

4. As the author is running through the forest, he comes to a clearing that has been logged a few years earlier. What does he see there?

5. How does the author think the clearing will look in the end, even though his style of harvesting trees could be considered sloppy?

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