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Bernd Heinrich
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. The author writes about the delicate relationship between _________.
(a) The Earth and the sun.
(b) The Earth and the moon.
(c) The Earth and the stars.
(d) The Earth and the rest of the solar system.

4. In "September 23-26 The Garden," what does the author find after waking up one morning?
(a) A black bear is outside the cabin.
(b) His vegetables have all flowered.
(c) The first frost has hit, killing all his remaining vegetables.
(d) The animals have eaten his remaining vegetables.

5. "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 reproduce and die.
(c) How the author is desperately in need of spring.
(d) How plants and animals cannot wait for spring.

Short Answer Questions

1. His traveling companion is a ____________ that he took out of the nest when it was still a baby.

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

3. "The Time of Birdsong" describes the author's all-day observations of __________.

4. As he climbs closer to a bog, he notices not just berries, but also the many _______________ that will later come into season.

5. As the author cuts wood for the winter, he notices areas he cleared only a few years before are covered with __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the author's vegetables? How might he feel about this?

2. Describe the author's traveling companion. Why might he want this companion?

3. How is the author's sense of smell important to him?

4. What does the author learn about living simply in his first two months?

5. What is the purpose of "Beginnings"?

6. How might the author's annual rendezvous be important, especially this year?

7. How is the author like Jack? Why?

8. What does the author learn about the life cycles of plants and animals in "The Urgency of Spring"?

9. What takes place in "September 20 Clearcuts"?

10. Why does chopping wood make the author happy? What does this reveal about him?

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