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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 author and his son plant a ______ oak near the cabin.
(a) Pin.
(b) Red.
(c) White.
(d) Live.

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

3. The author notices the trees and flowers blooming and climbs up into _______________ where he has built a lookout to observe the natural world.
(a) A red spruce tree.
(b) The loft of the barn.
(c) A poplar tree.
(d) A hot air balloon.

4. As he climbs closer to a bog, he notices not just berries, but also the many _______________ that will later come into season.
(a) Cranberries and figs.
(b) Huckleberries and holly.
(c) Cranberries and holly.
(d) Huckleberries and figs.

5. One raven flies close to the author, circles away, and then comes back. At this point, what is the author wondering about?
(a) If it is curious about him.
(b) If the raven does not like him.
(c) If the raven is scared of him.
(d) If it is his friend Jack.

Short Answer Questions

1. The logging company uses dangerous ________________ to get rid of the trees.

2. What caused the animals in the region to change?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What takes place in "The Time of Birdsong"? Why is this important to the author?

9. How is the author like Jack? Why?

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

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