Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What caused the animals in the region to change?
2. What does Stuart win?
3. What does "Adams Hill" describe?
4. In "October 1 The Foliage," what happens for the first time?
5. "The Time of Birdsong" describes the author's all-day observations of __________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the author notice in "December 3"?
2. 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?
3. How does the author deal with his "cabin fever"?
4. How are trees a good source of energy? What can the reader learn from this?
5. What does the author do to prepare for winter in "June 12 Early Harvests"?
6. How does "August 9-13 Some Berries" lead to a reflection of the author's childhood?
7. How is the author like Jack? Why?
8. What do the author and his son do together in "Early September"? What does this reveal about them?
9. What takes place in "March 31"? How might the author feel about this?
10. What is the most important aspect of hunting for the author? Why?
The author studies life cycles.
Part 1) Describe the life cycles the author studies. What does he learn about them? Why does he study them? How are they connected to other things he studies while living in the Maine woods?
Part 2) How is this book, as a whole, a study of life cycles? Describe the author's life cycle at this point. What might his life be like once he leaves the woods? Why?
Part 3) What have you learned about life and life cycles because of this book? How is this new information important in your life? What can you do with this new information?
At several times throughout the book the author describes and discusses the history of the land.
Part 1) Describe this history. Why does the author tell his readers about the history of the people of Maine, as well as the geological history of the area? Is this important information for the story? Why or why not? How is this information connected to other aspects of the story?
Part 2) What else does the author study during his time in the Maine woods? Why does he study this? How is this study, as a whole, an important part of the author's time in the Maine woods?
Part 3) How is studying a part of your everyday life? How does this affect you? How can you benefit from studying? How can people, in general, benefit from studying?
The author teaches a fifteen-day intensive course.
Part 1) Describe this course. Why does the author teach it? What does this reveal about him? What does this experience also reveal about him? What does this experience also reveal about his students? Describe the relationship between the author and his students.
Part 2) What are the benefits of a course such as this? Would you be interested in participating in something like this? Why or why not?
Part 3) How does this course compare to a regular college or high school course? What can teachers and professors of regular classroom-based classes learn from the course taught by the author? How might aspects of this course be incorporated into a regular classroom setting?
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