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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where can moss grow?

2. In what chapter does the author note how many activities and responsibilities he has taken on?

3. When the deer looks at him, what does the author do?

4. The author decides to make maple syrup with whom?

5. In the last section, "May 24 Graduation," the author makes the trip back to his university to see ________ graduate.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The author captures a raven and names him Jack.

Part 1) How does he go about catching the raven? Why does he capture Jack? Describe the author's experiences with Jack. What is learned about the author through his relationship with Jack?

Part 2) How does the author change because of Jack? What does he learn from Jack? How do ravens become a significant aspect of this book? Why?

Part 3) How is the author's relationship with all animals a significant part of this book? What does this reveal about the author?

Essay Topic 3

The weather is an important part of life in the woods.

Part 1) Describe the weather patterns discussed by the author. Why does he discuss them? How is the weather important to him?

Part 2) Is weather as important to us in the modern world as it is to someone living in the wilderness? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does weather affect our world today? What role do humans play in the changes in weather?

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