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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. "The Urgency of Spring" is the story of what?
(a) How the author is desperately in need of spring.
(b) How the woods is in need of spring's warmth.
(c) How plants and animals cannot wait for spring.
(d) How plants and animals reproduce and die.
2. The author observes a pair of swallows in a nest by his cabin and how quickly they move on with their lives when ____________.
(a) Their nest is destroyed.
(b) Their baby birds are killed.
(c) They are injured while protecting their nest.
(d) Their eggs hatch.
3. How does the author think the clearing will look in the end, even though his style of harvesting trees could be considered sloppy?
(a) Very different from what it has looked like before.
(b) Similar to how it looked before.
(c) The same as if no logging had ever taken place.
(d) Like a desert.
4. After the evening chorus dies off, what does the author do?
(a) He wakes very early for the dawn chorus.
(b) He sleeps in late.
(c) He grows tired of the birds.
(d) He records the songs of the birds.
5. During the author's run, what does he notice?
(a) The first apple leaves starting to fall.
(b) Several deer in a field.
(c) The leaves have begun to change color.
(d) Snow starting to fall.
6. What does the author notice about the plants in the shade?
(a) They are lighter in color than those in sunlight.
(b) They are larger than those in sunlight.
(c) They grow faster and always flower.
(d) They grow slower and sometimes never flower.
7. 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) Chefs make several types of pies for the visitors to try.
(d) An artist paints his portrait.
8. The author observes what in the section "The Moon"?
(a) The stars.
(b) The night sky.
(c) The moon.
(d) The sun.
9. In the section "June 12 Early Harvests," the author continues felling trees and splitting wood for __________.
(a) Adding onto his cabin.
(b) His winter fires.
(c) Building an outhouse.
(d) Building a barn.
10. When farming begins to spread farther west, the land reverts from farmland to ________.
11. In "Bedrock," the author gives a ___________ history of the region.
12. 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) Huckleberries and holly.
(c) Cranberries and figs.
(d) Huckleberries and figs.
13. In the section "September 20 Clearcuts," the author observes some wasps. This makes him think back to _____________.
(a) His own father's collection of wasps.
(b) His son's collection of wasps.
(c) The wasps by his cabin.
(d) His own collection of wasps.
14. What is "October 10 Home Chores" about?
(a) The author's chores.
(b) The author's peculiar style of living in the cabin.
(c) The author's records of his experiences.
(d) The author's family.
15. What are the author and his son doing as the section "August 30" begins?
(b) Picking blackberries.
Short Answer Questions
1. "The Time of Birdsong" describes the author's all-day observations of __________.
2. What does the author awaken to on his first morning?
3. In "Jack," what details are given about the author?
4. The families have lived in the area since _________, and the author is a friend of the descendants of those first settlers.
5. Where do the author and his son go In "Early September"?
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