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

2. In "Beginnings," the author tells us that he has what kind of contact with the outside world?
(a) A cell phone.
(b) A telephone in the neighbor's outhouse.
(c) A telephone in his bedroom.
(d) A walkie-talkie.

3. The author has another run on "September 18" - this time running a length of __________ miles.
(a) Forty.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Thirty.

4. After running in "September 27 Starting a Sugar Shack," how does the author feel?
(a) Refreshed and energized.
(b) Bored.
(c) Tired and sore.
(d) Exhausted.

5. What does the author reflect on as he gathers bunches of berries?
(a) Earlier months of his stay in the cabin.
(b) His son.
(c) Earlier times in his childhood.
(d) His marriage.

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

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. In "Jack," what details are given about the author?
(a) The author's relationship with his neighbor.
(b) The author's relationship with a young deer.
(c) The author's relationship with his son.
(d) The author's relationship with the raven he captured when it was a baby.

9. The author observes what in the section "The Moon"?
(a) The moon.
(b) The sun.
(c) The night sky.
(d) The stars.

10. In the section "October 6 Cherry Hill Drive", the author drives to a clearing that has been logged ______________ before.
(a) Many years.
(b) Many months.
(c) A few weeks.
(d) A few decades.

11. The author observes a pair of swallows in a nest by his cabin and how quickly they move on with their lives when ____________.
(a) They are injured while protecting their nest.
(b) Their baby birds are killed.
(c) Their nest is destroyed.
(d) Their eggs hatch.

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

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

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

15. In "Bedrock," the author gives a ___________ history of the region.
(a) Geographic.
(b) Geologic.
(c) Geometric.
(d) Geothermal.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author writes about the delicate relationship between _________.

2. When Europeans arrive, why do they clear the land?

3. When they first arrive at the cabin, who depends on the author for his food and his companionship?

4. Giant piles of gravel, steep ridges, and ponds are all evidence of ___________.

5. The author tries to draw conclusions about _____________.

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