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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. What does the author set out to do in "November 25 Connections"?
(a) Go moose hunting.
(b) Go deer hunting.
(c) Go turkey hunting.
(d) Go duck hunting.

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

3. The author concluded that the squirrels had developed a way of making ___________.
(a) Their own sugar.
(b) Their own maple syrup.
(c) Their own gum.
(d) Their own nests.

4. When the deer looks at him, what does the author do?
(a) He drops an apple on her head.
(b) He stares at her.
(c) He runs.
(d) He calls to her.

5. In "December 21," the author discovers that a local squirrel has stashed __________ all along the path.
(a) Nuts.
(b) Apples.
(c) Berries.
(d) Bananas.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author ponders about the first Native Americans who discovered __________.

2. The author has become rather sick of celebrating __________________ in the traditional American way.

3. In this section, whom does the farmer meet with at the cabin?

4. In "January 20 Coyotes," what is the man, which the author just happens upon, doing?

5. For how many days does the intensive class which the author teaches every winter at his cabin last?

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 notice about the squirrels in "March 20-21"? What are your thoughts regarding the squirrels' behavior?

3. What is taking place in "March 13 Storm Warnings"? Why do the people act and feel this way?

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

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

6. How does the author deal with his "cabin fever"?

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

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

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

10. 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?

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