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. What does "Adams Hill" describe?
(a) The land around the cabin and the family who first settled in the area.
(b) A local cemetery.
(c) A favorite sledding hill.
(d) The author's family.

2. After a few weeks, what does Jack learn to do on his own?
(a) Eat.
(b) Swim.
(c) Fly.
(d) Hunt.

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

4. The author observes that single leaves __________ turn different colors.
(a) Sometimes.
(b) Do not.
(c) Do.
(d) Frequently.

5. In "Habits and Hunts," what has the author given up?
(a) Shaving.
(b) Combing his hair.
(c) Eating.
(d) Brushing his teeth.

6. Though the pair is hunting on election day, the author observes what?
(a) There are quite a few others out hunting instead of voting.
(b) He feels the need to vote.
(c) He wonders who he would have voted for.
(d) It really has no meaning to them, so removed from the real world.

7. What does the author find for Jack to sleep on?
(a) A blanket.
(b) A straw mattress.
(c) A twin bed.
(d) A wood pile.

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

9. A great glacier expands and retracts across North America for the last few _____________ years.
(a) Million.
(b) Thousand.
(c) Trillion.
(d) Billion.

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

11. In the section "Time," the author realizes that he has spent over _________ months in the cabin.
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

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

13. In the section "Scents and Sounds," to what does the author listen?
(a) The sounds of the evening.
(b) The sounds of the afternoon.
(c) The sounds of the morning.
(d) The sounds of the night.

14. While the author is working on building the new outhouse, what must he make a trip into town to get?
(a) Some wood glue.
(b) Some scrap lumber.
(c) Some nails.
(d) A hammer.

15. What comes out in the early evening, closely followed by several types of songbirds?
(a) Swarms of flies.
(b) Deer.
(c) Swarms of mosquitoes.
(d) Bats.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author think the clearing will look in the end, even though his style of harvesting trees could be considered sloppy?

2. The birds start when it is still dark and the singing picks up with the increasing __________.

3. In "Late Summer Ramblings," the author writes about the changing of the seasons and the life cycle of ________.

4. What is "September 27 Starting a Sugar Shack" about?

5. In "Beginnings," the author tells us that he has what kind of contact with the outside world?

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