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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 the section "October 6 Cherry Hill Drive", the author drives to a clearing that has been logged ______________ before.
(a) A few decades.
(b) Many years.
(c) Many months.
(d) A few weeks.

2. What is "September 27 Starting a Sugar Shack" about?
(a) The author's interest in squirrels.
(b) The author's maple syrup-making routine.
(c) The author's daily routines and his daily runs.
(d) The author's desire for sugar.

3. In the section "Flying Samaras and Consciousness," the author writes about the little rotary seeds of the ____________ tree known as samaras.
(a) Oak.
(b) Maple.
(c) Poplar.
(d) Pine.

4. The author has observed that the small cemeteries are full of the families who first came to the area and that the majority of gravestones belong to whom?
(a) Women.
(b) Children.
(c) Men.
(d) Adults.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. On what does the author base his conclusions?

2. Eventually, what does Jack do?

3. "October 3 The Annual Rendezvous" is about __________________.

4. In "Beginnings," the author tells us that he has what kind of contact with the outside world?

5. As he climbs closer to a bog, he notices not just berries, but also the many _______________ that will later come into season.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Adam's Hill? What is the purpose of the information about Adam's Hill?

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

3. How are trees a good source of energy? What can the reader learn from this?

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

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

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

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

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

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. How is the author like Jack? Why?

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