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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the author notice about the plants in the shade?
(a) They are larger than those in sunlight.
(b) They grow slower and sometimes never flower.
(c) They are lighter in color than those in sunlight.
(d) They grow faster and always flower.
2. When they first arrive at the cabin, who depends on the author for his food and his companionship?
(a) The neighbor.
(b) The deer.
(c) The raven.
(d) The son.
3. In "August 9-13 Some Berries," the author is in search of some _____________.
4. The author notices the trees and flowers blooming and climbs up into _______________ where he has built a lookout to observe the natural world.
(a) A poplar tree.
(b) The loft of the barn.
(c) A hot air balloon.
(d) A red spruce tree.
5. In "Late Summer Ramblings," the author writes about the changing of the seasons and the life cycle of ________.
(a) The raven.
(b) The moth.
(c) The deer.
6. "October 3 The Annual Rendezvous" is about __________________.
(a) A party the author attends every year.
(b) A party that the author hosts up on the mountain every year.
(c) A faculty meeting held for all college professors.
(d) A dinner meeting the author holds every year for his colleagues.
7. Where do the author and his son go In "Early September"?
(a) The farmer's market.
(b) The county fair.
(c) The art fair.
(d) The state fair.
8. The birds start when it is still dark and the singing picks up with the increasing __________.
9. On what does the author base his conclusions?
(a) On his experiments.
(b) On his assumptions.
(c) On previously discovered scientific evidence.
(d) On his observations.
10. "The Time of Birdsong" describes the author's all-day observations of __________.
(a) The song and calls of the larks by his window.
(b) The different calls and songs of the birds in the area.
(c) The birds he has captured in a cage.
(d) The ravens.
11. How does the author think the clearing will look in the end, even though his style of harvesting trees could be considered sloppy?
(a) The same as if no logging had ever taken place.
(b) Very different from what it has looked like before.
(c) Similar to how it looked before.
(d) Like a desert.
12. After running in "September 27 Starting a Sugar Shack," how does the author feel?
(b) Refreshed and energized.
(c) Tired and sore.
13. The author observes that single leaves __________ turn different colors.
(a) Do not.
14. Do they spot deer?
(a) Yes, but only a few.
(b) Yes, but only one.
(c) Yes, many.
15. The author observes what in the section "The Moon"?
(a) The night sky.
(b) The stars.
(c) The moon.
(d) The sun.
Short Answer Questions
1. Now that the leaves have fallen, what can the author do?
2. What does the author awaken to on his first morning?
3. What does the author believe is responsible for our changing seasons today?
4. In "Habits and Hunts," what has the author given up?
5. The trees that now populate the region are the trees of __________.
This section contains 550 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)