A Year in the Maine Woods Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Bernd Heinrich
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do the squirrels, in particular, fascinate the author?
(a) They are very curious.
(b) They try so hard to stay hidden.
(c) They are very loud.
(d) They are very mean.

2. In "Burning Wood," the author writes that he is happy he has cut down so much wood, and it has given him a feeling of accomplishment. Nevertheless, what is he annoyed about?
(a) His stove is efficient at cooking food but inefficient at heating his cabin.
(b) The wood is filled with insects.
(c) He is still in need of more wood.
(d) He is very sore from chopping wood.

3. In "August 9-13 Some Berries," the author is in search of some _____________.
(a) Blackberries.
(b) Raspberries.
(c) Blueberries.
(d) Strawberries.

4. Now that the leaves have fallen, what can the author do?
(a) See for long distances and observe more of the natural world.
(b) Go skiing.
(c) Go deer hunting.
(d) Take a break from watching nature.

5. What is "September 27 Starting a Sugar Shack" about?
(a) The author's interest in squirrels.
(b) The author's maple syrup-making routine.
(c) The author's desire for sugar.
(d) The author's daily routines and his daily runs.

6. In "November 8-9 Jack?" the author observes a group of ravens that he has done what for?
(a) Built a nest.
(b) Set out food.
(c) Saved.
(d) Talked to.

7. The trees that now populate the region are the trees of __________.
(a) A cooler climate.
(b) A warmer, temperate climate.
(c) A more populated region.
(d) Those planted by man.

8. 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 moose.
(d) A cougar.

9. During a ________, the author notices that most of the trees turn from green to yellow.
(a) Bike ride.
(b) Walk.
(c) Hike.
(d) Run.

10. Do they spot deer?
(a) No.
(b) Yes, but only one.
(c) Yes, many.
(d) Yes, but only a few.

11. What caused the animals in the region to change?
(a) The change in the landscape.
(b) The change in the food supply.
(c) The coming of man.
(d) The changing climate.

12. As the author cuts wood for the winter, he notices areas he cleared only a few years before are covered with __________.
(a) Saplings.
(b) Moss.
(c) Shrubs.
(d) Leaves.

13. The author watches in fascination as _______________.
(a) Teams of horses and oxen pull heavy loads for a large crowd of spectators.
(b) The horses compete in dressage.
(c) An artist paints his portrait.
(d) Chefs make several types of pies for the visitors to try.

14. The two men catch up on what has been going on in the area, including _____________ protest of a logging operation.
(a) A Green.
(b) A Sierra Club.
(c) An Audubon Society.
(d) An Earth First.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the section "September 23-26 The Garden," the author observes what about the green beans and squash he planted?

2. The birds start when it is still dark and the singing picks up with the increasing __________.

3. On what does the author base his conclusions?

4. What does the author find for Jack to sleep on?

5. The author has another run on "September 18" - this time running a length of __________ miles.

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