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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. "The Time of Birdsong" describes the author's all-day observations of __________.
(a) The ravens.
(b) The song and calls of the larks by his window.
(c) The different calls and songs of the birds in the area.
(d) The birds he has captured in a cage.
2. During his daily_______, the author sees a web of many tiny caterpillars all flashing together in unison from side to side.
(d) Bike ride.
3. Now that the leaves have fallen, what can the author do?
(a) See for long distances and observe more of the natural world.
(b) Go deer hunting.
(c) Go skiing.
(d) Take a break from watching nature.
4. 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?
5. What caused the animals in the region to change?
(a) The coming of man.
(b) The change in the food supply.
(c) The changing climate.
(d) The change in the landscape.
6. What does the author awaken to on his first morning?
(a) Frogs croaking.
(b) The sound of cars.
(d) The many different birdcalls.
7. In the section "September 23-26 The Garden," the author observes what about the green beans and squash he planted?
(a) They failed to fruit.
(b) They are very large and colorful.
(c) They grew fruit.
(d) They died.
8. Eventually, what does Jack do?
(a) He attacks the author.
(b) He moves back home.
(c) He flies away from the author and the cabin and does not return.
(d) He returns to school.
9. What is "September 27 Starting a Sugar Shack" about?
(a) The author's interest in squirrels.
(b) The author's daily routines and his daily runs.
(c) The author's desire for sugar.
(d) The author's maple syrup-making routine.
10. After the evening chorus dies off, what does the author do?
(a) He wakes very early for the dawn chorus.
(b) He records the songs of the birds.
(c) He grows tired of the birds.
(d) He sleeps in late.
11. In "Habits and Hunts," what has the author given up?
(a) Brushing his teeth.
(d) Combing his hair.
12. "The Traveling Companion" begins with the author's description of his journey to ___________.
(a) His son's home in Vermont.
(b) His son's school.
(c) The bog.
(d) His cabin deep in the woods of Maine.
13. "Beginnings" deals with the author's goals for the _________ he will spend in the cabin.
(a) Five years.
(c) Two years.
(d) Six months.
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) He is very sore from chopping wood.
(b) His stove is efficient at cooking food but inefficient at heating his cabin.
(c) The wood is filled with insects.
(d) He is still in need of more wood.
15. The author tries to draw conclusions about _____________.
(a) The sun's power.
(b) The moon's orbit, rise, and set.
(c) The size of the sun versus other stars.
(d) The way the stars were created.
Short Answer Questions
1. When they first arrive at the cabin, who depends on the author for his food and his companionship?
2. The author reflects in "October 14 To Find Small Caterpillars" that he is much like whom?
3. The author notices the trees and flowers blooming and climbs up into _______________ where he has built a lookout to observe the natural world.
4. The author observes what in the section "The Moon"?
5. When farming begins to spread farther west, the land reverts from farmland to ________.
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