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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the sample surprise the author?
(a) How much life is down there.
(b) How many dangerous organisms live there.
(c) How dirty the water was.
(d) How much pollution accompanied those organisms.
2. Whom does the author ask to go fishing with him in "May 4 Smelting"?
3. In "April 4 Returns," what does the author spend the night doing?
(a) Boiling sap.
(b) Watching television.
4. In his _______________ orchard he notices that below the snow, the mice had been active at gnawing away on the bark of the trees.
5. The author is intrigued that the grubs don't seem affected by __________.
(a) Loud noises.
(b) The extreme cold.
(c) His smell.
(d) His touching them.
6. The author spends Christmas with whom in "December 25"?
(a) His family.
(b) His neighbors.
(c) The ravens.
(d) The squirrels.
7. Though the weather is still cold in "March 16," the author can see the tracks and furrows of many animals. What does he search for as the sun comes out?
(a) Bald eagle's nests.
(b) Raven's nests.
(c) Robin's nests.
(d) Kinglet's nests.
8. In "January 31," the author must deal with extreme cold weather as well as the return of _______.
(a) The ravens.
(b) The deer.
(c) The flies.
(d) The mice.
9. The author also writes about the miniature plants left over from _________that make their homes close to the ground?
(a) Previous generations of settlers.
(b) The previous owner of the cabin.
(c) Previous ice ages.
(d) A couple of centuries ago.
10. Even though the author has not killed a deer or even fired a shot, why does he declare it a successful season?
(a) He has observed all kinds of animals he may never have encountered if he was not hunting.
(b) He did not want to kill any deer.
(c) He liked being outside.
(d) He enjoyed spending time with his nephew.
11. Where can moss grow?
(a) Very few places.
(b) In very dry locations.
(c) On rotting stumps and trees, in decaying grass, on rocks and ridges, and sometimes just on the bare ground.
(d) In strong sunlight.
12. Where are the students who arrive in "December 29 Winter Ecology" from?
(a) All over the country.
(b) The author's university.
(c) The author's high school.
(d) All over Maine.
13. In "December 4," the author decides to make the trip ________.
(a) To another cabin.
(b) Into the forest.
(c) Back home.
(d) Into town.
14. For what sound does the author still listen intently?
(a) The raven.
(b) The kinglet.
(c) The robin.
(d) The sparrow.
15. In one he sees a huge _____________ owl starting at him.
(b) Great horned.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the author set out to do in "November 25 Connections"?
2. In "March 30 Cocoons," the author finds an old cocoon from _________.
3. According to the farmer, how do most people use the dead calves?
4. In "Cows," why does the author go into town?
5. The author concluded that the squirrels had developed a way of making ___________.
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