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

2. What caused the animals in the region to change?
(a) The changing climate.
(b) The coming of man.
(c) The change in the food supply.
(d) The change in the landscape.

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

4. What does "Adams Hill" describe?
(a) A local cemetery.
(b) The author's family.
(c) The land around the cabin and the family who first settled in the area.
(d) A favorite sledding hill.

5. What have many forest creatures invaded in "October 7 Housemates"?
(a) The author's outhouse.
(b) The author's yard.
(c) The author's house.
(d) The author's barn.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the section "June 12 Early Harvests," the author continues felling trees and splitting wood for __________.

2. On what does the author base his conclusions?

3. The author reflects in "October 14 To Find Small Caterpillars" that he is much like whom?

4. The trees that now populate the region are the trees of __________.

5. In the section "September 20 Clearcuts," the author observes some wasps. This makes him think back to _____________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What takes place in "August 4 Wanderers"?

7. Describe "October 1 The Foliage." How is "October 1 The Foliage" an important chapter?

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

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

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

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