|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. "Beginnings" deals with the author's goals for the _________ he will spend in the cabin.
(a) Six months.
(b) Five years.
(c) Two years.
2. What does the author reflect on as he gathers bunches of berries?
(a) His marriage.
(b) His son.
(c) Earlier months of his stay in the cabin.
(d) Earlier times in his childhood.
3. As the author cuts wood for the winter, he notices areas he cleared only a few years before are covered with __________.
4. What does the author awaken to on his first morning?
(a) The many different birdcalls.
(b) The sound of cars.
(c) Frogs croaking.
5. What does the author believe is responsible for our changing seasons today?
(a) The fission theory.
(b) The coalescing of gas and dust in the creation of the moon.
(c) A collision long ago.
(d) The moon being an asteroid.
6. Eventually, what does Jack do?
(a) He attacks the author.
(b) He moves back home.
(c) He returns to school.
(d) He flies away from the author and the cabin and does not return.
7. The author writes about the delicate relationship between _________.
(a) The Earth and the moon.
(b) The Earth and the stars.
(c) The Earth and the rest of the solar system.
(d) The Earth and the sun.
8. The author tries to draw conclusions about _____________.
(a) The way the stars were created.
(b) The sun's power.
(c) The size of the sun versus other stars.
(d) The moon's orbit, rise, and set.
9. The author reflects in "October 14 To Find Small Caterpillars" that he is much like whom?
(a) His son.
(b) His wife.
(c) HIs father.
10. What is "September 27 Starting a Sugar Shack" about?
(a) The author's daily routines and his daily runs.
(b) The author's desire for sugar.
(c) The author's interest in squirrels.
(d) The author's maple syrup-making routine.
11. What does "Adams Hill" describe?
(a) The author's family.
(b) The land around the cabin and the family who first settled in the area.
(c) A local cemetery.
(d) A favorite sledding hill.
12. In "Beginnings," the author tells us that he has what kind of contact with the outside world?
(a) A walkie-talkie.
(b) A telephone in his bedroom.
(c) A cell phone.
(d) A telephone in the neighbor's outhouse.
13. In town the author meets _________________, who gives him some wood and fixes his chainsaw.
(a) Peter Kinney.
(b) Patrick Kearney.
(c) Paul Kinnard.
(d) Perry Kennedy.
14. When little mice first start to join the author in his cabin, he thinks they are ___________.
15. In the section "October 6 Cherry Hill Drive", the author drives to a clearing that has been logged ______________ before.
(a) A few decades.
(b) Many months.
(c) Many years.
(d) A few weeks.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are the author and his son doing as the section "August 30" begins?
2. "Scrap Lumber" describes the author's daily routine of ___________.
3. In the section "Time," the author realizes that he has spent over _________ months in the cabin.
4. In "Jack," what details are given about the author?
5. What is "October 10 Home Chores" about?
This section contains 547 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)