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

2. "Beginnings" deals with the author's goals for the _________ he will spend in the cabin.
(a) Year.
(b) Five years.
(c) Six months.
(d) Two years.

3. Now that the leaves have fallen, what can the author do?
(a) Go deer hunting.
(b) Take a break from watching nature.
(c) See for long distances and observe more of the natural world.
(d) Go skiing.

4. What does Stuart win?
(a) A painting.
(b) A pig.
(c) A pumpkin.
(d) A horse.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Bedrock," the author gives a ___________ history of the region.

2. In "August 9-13 Some Berries," the author is in search of some _____________.

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

4. Where do the author and his son go In "Early September"?

5. In "Habits and Hunts," what has the author given up?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is "October 26-30" an important chapter?

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

6. Describe the author's relationship with Jack. What does this reveal about the author?

7. How is the logging business important to the people of this region?

8. What takes place in "August 14 Whispers of Fall"?

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

10. How does Jack act like other ravens? How does the author predict this?

(see the answer keys)

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