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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. After the evening chorus dies off, what does the author do?
(a) He records the songs of the birds.
(b) He sleeps in late.
(c) He wakes very early for the dawn chorus.
(d) He grows tired of the birds.

2. In town the author meets _________________, who gives him some wood and fixes his chainsaw.
(a) Paul Kinnard.
(b) Patrick Kearney.
(c) Perry Kennedy.
(d) Peter Kinney.

3. 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.

4. When Europeans arrive, why do they clear the land?
(a) To be able to watch the sun rise and set.
(b) To make is suitable for living.
(c) To make room for more people to come.
(d) To make it suitable for agriculture.

5. As the author cuts wood for the winter, he notices areas he cleared only a few years before are covered with __________.
(a) Saplings.
(b) Leaves.
(c) Moss.
(d) Shrubs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What comes out in the early evening, closely followed by several types of songbirds?

2. The author and a friend who comes to visit one evening make a ___________ cobbler and dance in the moonlight.

3. When little mice first start to join the author in his cabin, he thinks they are ___________.

4. Why does the author roll rocks under the foundation of his cabin?

5. The author notices the trees and flowers blooming and climbs up into _______________ where he has built a lookout to observe the natural world.

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place in "March 31"? How might the author feel about this?

2. Describe the author's smelting trip with Bill. Do you agree with their conclusion? Why or why not?

3. How do Stuart's classmates respond to his father? How important might their reactions be to how he perceives his father? Why?

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

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

6. How does the author spend Christmas? How does he feel about this? How does this experience compare to his other experiences throughout this book?

7. What does he author say about his favorite season? Why might he feel this way?

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

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

10. How does the author feel about celebrating Christmas? Why might he feel this way?

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