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. "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 dinner meeting the author holds every year for his colleagues.
(d) A faculty meeting held for all college professors.

2. The author reflects in "October 14 To Find Small Caterpillars" that he is much like whom?
(a) His wife.
(b) Jack.
(c) HIs father.
(d) His son.

3. The author has observed that the small cemeteries are full of the families who first came to the area and that the majority of gravestones belong to whom?
(a) Children.
(b) Adults.
(c) Women.
(d) Men.

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 red spruce tree.
(b) A hot air balloon.
(c) A poplar tree.
(d) The loft of the barn.

5. In "October 1 The Foliage," what happens for the first time?
(a) The forest is quiet.
(b) The snow falls.
(c) The author becomes bored.
(d) It rains.

6. "The Traveling Companion" begins with the author's description of his journey to ___________.
(a) The bog.
(b) His son's school.
(c) His cabin deep in the woods of Maine.
(d) His son's home in Vermont.

7. What is "October 10 Home Chores" about?
(a) The author's peculiar style of living in the cabin.
(b) The author's family.
(c) The author's chores.
(d) The author's records of his experiences.

8. On what does the author base his conclusions?
(a) On his assumptions.
(b) On his experiments.
(c) On his observations.
(d) On previously discovered scientific evidence.

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

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

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

12. The birds start when it is still dark and the singing picks up with the increasing __________.
(a) Warmth.
(b) Darkness.
(c) Light.
(d) Sound.

13. 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) He is still in need of more wood.
(b) He is very sore from chopping wood.
(c) The wood is filled with insects.
(d) His stove is efficient at cooking food but inefficient at heating his cabin.

14. What does the author notice about the plants in the shade?
(a) They are lighter in color than those in sunlight.
(b) They grow slower and sometimes never flower.
(c) They are larger than those in sunlight.
(d) They grow faster and always flower.

15. 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 cougar.
(b) A moose.
(c) A bear.
(d) A deer.

Short Answer Questions

1. "The Urgency of Spring" is the story of what?

2. In "Trees," the author writes about using trees as _______.

3. In the section "June 12 Early Harvests," the author continues felling trees and splitting wood for __________.

4. In "November 8-9 Jack?" the author observes a group of ravens that he has done what for?

5. In the section "September 20 Clearcuts," the author observes some wasps. This makes him think back to _____________.

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