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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 cooks mice for the students. How do they feel about eating mouse?
(a) They are disgusted by it.
(b) They are made ill by it.
(c) They enjoy it.
(d) They are annoyed by it.

2. In the section "Moss Watch," the author describes the various types of ________________ he can see around his cabin.
(a) Moss and lichen.
(b) Flowers and plants.
(c) Mice and rats.
(d) Spiders and flies.

3. For how many days does the intensive class which the author teaches every winter at his cabin last?
(a) Five.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Ten.

4. In the stump of an old __________ the author finds many wide, deep grub holes.
(a) Poplar.
(b) Pine.
(c) Maple.
(d) Oak.

5. In "November 28 More Flies," how does the the author attempt to rid his cabin of flies?
(a) He steps on them.
(b) He sprays them with poison.
(c) He hits them with a fly swatter.
(d) He sucks them up in the dustbuster.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what chapter does it rain all day?

2. The author is intrigued that the grubs don't seem affected by __________.

3. Why does the author make a trip in "December 4"?

4. In "March 14 Storm" what is the author beginning to feel?

5. What does the author get from a farm for his ravens?

Short Essay Questions

1. What observations does the author make in "May 15 Weeds in Huckleberry Bog"? What might be the significance of this?

2. What does the author say in "Moss Watch"? Why might he study moss?

3. 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?

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

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

6. How important are these fishing expeditions for the author? Why?

7. What takes place in "January 5 Bog Trip"? How might this affect the students?

8. Describe the snow storm. How does it affect the author?

9. What takes place in "Cows"? What is your reaction to this? Why?

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

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