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

2. "The Traveling Companion" begins with the author's description of his journey to ___________.
(a) His son's school.
(b) The bog.
(c) His son's home in Vermont.
(d) His cabin deep in the woods of Maine.

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

4. His traveling companion is a ____________ that he took out of the nest when it was still a baby.
(a) Raven.
(b) Robin.
(c) Sparrow.
(d) Bluejay.

5. The author and a friend who comes to visit one evening make a ___________ cobbler and dance in the moonlight.
(a) Blueberry.
(b) Raspberry.
(c) Strawberry.
(d) Blackberry.

Short Answer Questions

1. While the author is working on building the new outhouse, what must he make a trip into town to get?

2. In "Late Summer Ramblings," the author writes about the changing of the seasons and the life cycle of ________.

3. During his daily_______, the author sees a web of many tiny caterpillars all flashing together in unison from side to side.

4. In "Jack," what details are given about the author?

5. What does the author notice about the plants in the shade?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the author like Jack? Why?

2. What does the author do in "Election Time?" How does this reveal his feelings regarding elections?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does the author notice in "October 6 Cherry HIll Drive"? Why might this be important?

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

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