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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. What is "September 27 Starting a Sugar Shack" about?
(a) The author's daily routines and his daily runs.
(b) The author's desire for sugar.
(c) The author's maple syrup-making routine.
(d) The author's interest in squirrels.

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

3. During his daily_______, the author sees a web of many tiny caterpillars all flashing together in unison from side to side.
(a) Run.
(b) Bike ride.
(c) Hike.
(d) Walk.

4. How does the author think the clearing will look in the end, even though his style of harvesting trees could be considered sloppy?
(a) Like a desert.
(b) Similar to how it looked before.
(c) The same as if no logging had ever taken place.
(d) Very different from what it has looked like before.

5. The two men catch up on what has been going on in the area, including _____________ protest of a logging operation.
(a) A Green.
(b) An Earth First.
(c) A Sierra Club.
(d) An Audubon Society.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author watches in fascination as _______________.

2. "Beginnings" deals with the author's goals for the _________ he will spend in the cabin.

3. In "Beginnings," the author tells us that he has what kind of contact with the outside world?

4. The author observes that single leaves __________ turn different colors.

5. In "November 8-9 Jack?" the author observes a group of ravens that he has done what for?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are trees a good source of energy? What can the reader learn from this?

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

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

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

5. What does the author notice about the wasp and caterpillars?

6. What do the author and his son do together in "Early September"? What does this reveal about them?

7. What is Adam's Hill? What is the purpose of the information about Adam's Hill?

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

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

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

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