A Year in the Maine Woods Test | Final Test - Hard

Bernd Heinrich
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author cooks mice for the students. How do they feel about eating mouse?

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 describes the awakening life in what chapter?

4. When the author and his friend get to the stream, can any fish be found?

5. The author notes how perceptive the ravens are to _____________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

6. What takes place in "April 4 Returns"? Describe the author's attitude at this time.

7. What does the author think of himself and his students in comparison to other people? Do you agree? Why or why not?

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

9. Describe the author's walk in "April 28 Free Search." Why does he do this?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author spends much of the book observing changes in the seasons.

Part 1) Describe these various changes. How does the author feel about these changes? Why does he feel this way?

Part 2) How does the author's behavior reflect these changes in the seasons? Why are his actions a reflection of these changes?

Part 3) How is change a theme in this book? What other changes take place? Why do these changes take place?

Essay Topic 2

The author goes for many runs.

Part 1) Describe these runs. Why does the author choose to go on these runs? Why are they important to him? What do they reveal about him?

Part 2) How are his runs tied to other events in this book? What else is important to the author while he is living in the cabin? Why?

Part 3) What activities do you participate in? Why? What do they reveal about you? How are they important to you and your life?

Essay Topic 3

Fishing is often discussed in this book.

Part 1) Describe the author's fishing expeditions. Why does he go fishing? How is fishing important in this book? What other activities pertaining to his relationship with nature are also important? Why?

Part 2) What else is also discussed a great deal in this book? Why? How is this important to the author and to this book?

Part 3) What activities in your own life are of importance? Why? How do these activities compare to those of the author?

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