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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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?
(a) A deer.
(b) A bear.
(c) A cougar.
(d) A moose.
2. What is "September 27 Starting a Sugar Shack" about?
(a) The author's maple syrup-making routine.
(b) The author's desire for sugar.
(c) The author's daily routines and his daily runs.
(d) The author's interest in squirrels.
3. What does the author do to the mice?
(a) He feeds them.
(b) He exterminates them.
(c) He lures them outside.
(d) He names them.
4. The families have lived in the area since _________, and the author is a friend of the descendants of those first settlers.
5. A great glacier expands and retracts across North America for the last few _____________ years.
6. "Scrap Lumber" describes the author's daily routine of ___________.
(a) Swimming in the pond and sun bathing.
(b) Writing poetry.
(c) Cutting wood and avoiding the biting flies and mosquitoes.
(d) Sleeping late and watching the birds.
7. What does the section "August 4 Wanderers" describe?
(a) A heavy rain and the animals who depend on that moisture.
(b) A powerful storm.
(c) The author wandering in the woods.
(d) The animals that wander the forest.
8. What does the author believe is responsible for our changing seasons today?
(a) A collision long ago.
(b) The fission theory.
(c) The coalescing of gas and dust in the creation of the moon.
(d) The moon being an asteroid.
9. Giant piles of gravel, steep ridges, and ponds are all evidence of ___________.
(a) The last meteor shower.
(b) The last tornado.
(c) The last glacier.
(d) The last earthquake.
10. The author smells a scent that triggers a memory of a childhood evening with whom?
(a) His brother.
(b) His mother.
(c) His aunt.
(d) His father.
11. The author watches in fascination as _______________.
(a) Chefs make several types of pies for the visitors to try.
(b) Teams of horses and oxen pull heavy loads for a large crowd of spectators.
(c) The horses compete in dressage.
(d) An artist paints his portrait.
12. On what does the author base his conclusions?
(a) On previously discovered scientific evidence.
(b) On his experiments.
(c) On his assumptions.
(d) On his observations.
13. During the author's run, what does he notice?
(a) Snow starting to fall.
(b) The first apple leaves starting to fall.
(c) The leaves have begun to change color.
(d) Several deer in a field.
14. The author notes more evidence of the seasons changing in "August 14 Whispers of Fall." Who comes for a visit?
(a) The author's wife.
(b) The author's son Stuart, his daughter Erica, and two friends.
(c) The author's daughter Erica.
(d) The author's son Stuart and his daughter Erica.
15. In "Jack," what details are given about the author?
(a) The author's relationship with his son.
(b) The author's relationship with the raven he captured when it was a baby.
(c) The author's relationship with his neighbor.
(d) The author's relationship with a young deer.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why do the squirrels, in particular, fascinate the author?
2. What does the author awaken to on his first morning?
3. What does the author find for Jack to sleep on?
4. Though the pair is hunting on election day, the author observes what?
5. While the author is working on building the new outhouse, what must he make a trip into town to get?
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