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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 "Jack," what details are given about the author?
(a) The author's relationship with his son.
(b) The author's relationship with the raven he captured when it was a baby.
(c) The author's relationship with his neighbor.
(d) The author's relationship with a young deer.

2. Giant piles of gravel, steep ridges, and ponds are all evidence of ___________.
(a) The last meteor shower.
(b) The last earthquake.
(c) The last glacier.
(d) The last tornado.

3. What does the author do to the mice?
(a) He exterminates them.
(b) He lures them outside.
(c) He names them.
(d) He feeds them.

4. "October 3 The Annual Rendezvous" is about __________________.
(a) A party the author attends every year.
(b) A dinner meeting the author holds every year for his colleagues.
(c) A party that the author hosts up on the mountain every year.
(d) A faculty meeting held for all college professors.

5. In "August 9-13 Some Berries," the author is in search of some _____________.
(a) Blueberries.
(b) Blackberries.
(c) Raspberries.
(d) Strawberries.

Short Answer Questions

1. The families have lived in the area since _________, and the author is a friend of the descendants of those first settlers.

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

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. Though the pair is hunting on election day, the author observes what?

5. What does "Adams Hill" describe?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the purpose of "Beginnings"?

3. Describe the author's first morning in the cabin. What can be predicted regarding his stay in this cabin based on this information?

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

5. How does the author feel about his housemates in "October 7 Housemates"? Why?

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

7. How does "August 9-13 Some Berries" lead to a reflection of the author's childhood?

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

9. What is the geologic history of the region? Why might the author give this information?

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

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