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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 "September 23-26 The Garden," what does the author find after waking up one morning?
(a) The first frost has hit, killing all his remaining vegetables.
(b) His vegetables have all flowered.
(c) The animals have eaten his remaining vegetables.
(d) A black bear is outside the cabin.

2. In "Trees," the author writes about using trees as _______.
(a) A source of paper.
(b) Food.
(c) Energy.
(d) A means of blocking the sun.

3. In "Late Summer Ramblings," the author writes about the changing of the seasons and the life cycle of ________.
(a) The deer.
(b) The raven.
(c) The moth.
(d) Man.

4. In the section "September 23-26 The Garden," the author observes what about the green beans and squash he planted?
(a) They grew fruit.
(b) They failed to fruit.
(c) They are very large and colorful.
(d) They died.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In "August 9-13 Some Berries," the author is in search of some _____________.

3. Do they spot deer?

4. In the section "Flying Samaras and Consciousness," the author writes about the little rotary seeds of the ____________ tree known as samaras.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of "Beginnings"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does Jack act like other ravens? How does the author predict this?

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

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