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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Now that the leaves have fallen, what can the author do?
(a) Take a break from watching nature.
(b) Go deer hunting.
(c) See for long distances and observe more of the natural world.
(d) Go skiing.
2. In "September 13," how many miles does the author run as he observes caterpillars, ravens, and flies along the way?
3. What does the author reflect on as he gathers bunches of berries?
(a) Earlier months of his stay in the cabin.
(b) His marriage.
(c) His son.
(d) Earlier times in his childhood.
4. "October 3 The Annual Rendezvous" is about __________________.
(a) A party the author attends every year.
(b) A dinner meeting the author holds every year for his colleagues.
(c) A faculty meeting held for all college professors.
(d) A party that the author hosts up on the mountain every year.
5. What does the section "August 4 Wanderers" describe?
(a) A heavy rain and the animals who depend on that moisture.
(b) The animals that wander the forest.
(c) A powerful storm.
(d) The author wandering in the woods.
6. How does the author think the clearing will look in the end, even though his style of harvesting trees could be considered sloppy?
(a) Similar to how it looked before.
(b) The same as if no logging had ever taken place.
(c) Like a desert.
(d) Very different from what it has looked like before.
7. 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 daughter Erica.
(c) The author's son Stuart and his daughter Erica.
(d) The author's son Stuart, his daughter Erica, and two friends.
8. The trees that now populate the region are the trees of __________.
(a) A warmer, temperate climate.
(b) A more populated region.
(c) A cooler climate.
(d) Those planted by man.
9. In the section "June 12 Early Harvests," the author continues felling trees and splitting wood for __________.
(a) Building an outhouse.
(b) Building a barn.
(c) Adding onto his cabin.
(d) His winter fires.
10. The families have lived in the area since _________, and the author is a friend of the descendants of those first settlers.
11. When Europeans arrive, why do they clear the land?
(a) To make is suitable for living.
(b) To be able to watch the sun rise and set.
(c) To make it suitable for agriculture.
(d) To make room for more people to come.
12. Though the pair is hunting on election day, the author observes what?
(a) It really has no meaning to them, so removed from the real world.
(b) He wonders who he would have voted for.
(c) There are quite a few others out hunting instead of voting.
(d) He feels the need to vote.
13. "Scrap Lumber" describes the author's daily routine of ___________.
(a) Swimming in the pond and sun bathing.
(b) Sleeping late and watching the birds.
(c) Writing poetry.
(d) Cutting wood and avoiding the biting flies and mosquitoes.
14. One raven flies close to the author, circles away, and then comes back. At this point, what is the author wondering about?
(a) If the raven does not like him.
(b) If it is his friend Jack.
(c) If it is curious about him.
(d) If the raven is scared of him.
15. In the section "September 20 Clearcuts," the author observes some wasps. This makes him think back to _____________.
(a) His son's collection of wasps.
(b) His own father's collection of wasps.
(c) The wasps by his cabin.
(d) His own collection of wasps.
Short Answer Questions
1. His traveling companion is a ____________ that he took out of the nest when it was still a baby.
2. During the author's run, what does he notice?
3. The birds start when it is still dark and the singing picks up with the increasing __________.
4. A great glacier expands and retracts across North America for the last few _____________ years.
5. After the author runs, how does he feel?
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