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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 drives his son back to _____________ in "April 28."
(a) New York.
(b) Maine.
(c) New Hampshire.
(d) Vermont.

2. In "March 30 Cocoons," the author finds an old cocoon from _________.
(a) A butterfly.
(b) A beetle.
(c) A moth.
(d) A fly.

3. What kind of fish does the author consider the perch to be?
(a) Rare fish.
(b) Trash fish.
(c) Expensive fish.
(d) Good fish.

4. In another very detailed dream, he is looking for a place to rest but is suddenly swept away by ______________ elephants.
(a) Menacing.
(b) Gentle.
(c) Graceful.
(d) Dangerous.

5. While driving along the way to take his son back, what does the author see?
(a) Heat of summer.
(b) Animals of spring.
(c) Insects of spring.
(d) Flowers of spring.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Excursions," what creatures are endangered because of high quantities of mercury and PCB in the water?

2. Even though the author has not killed a deer or even fired a shot, why does he declare it a successful season?

3. The author and his son watch a ______________ fly up into the sky and then circle back down to the ground.

4. In one he sees a huge _____________ owl starting at him.

5. At the end of the section, where is the author when he encounters a deer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place in "December 29 Winter Ecology?" Why might the author do this?

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

3. What takes place in "Early February"? What is your reaction to this? Why?

4. Describe the metamorphosis taking place in the Maine woods. How might the author feel about this?

5. How does the book come to an end? After a year of living in the woods, how does the author feel about his life there? Why?

6. What does the author notice in "December 3"?

7. Describe "April 20." Is the author's life a simple one? Why or why not?

8. Describe the author's dreams in "April 2 Dreams." What might these mean?

9. What does the author learn from this dissection? How is this important to him?

10. What is the most important aspect of hunting for the author? Why?

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