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

2. In "Cows," why does the author go into town?

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

4. How does the sample surprise the author?

5. In "January 6 A Discussion," what does the author notice that he might be a little odd for doing?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the author's smelting trip with Bill. Do you agree with their conclusion? Why or why not?

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

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

6. How does the author feel about the mice and flies? Why? How does this compare to how he feels about other animals?

7. What takes place in "December 29 Winter Ecology?" Why might the author do this?

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

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

10. What is the most important aspect of hunting for the author? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The author observes the seeds blowing off of a maple tree.

Part 1) Describe this observation. How is he affected by this observation? How does this affect his view of mankind?

Part 2) What other observations encourage him to contemplate other aspects of human life? Explain.

Part 3) What has happened in your own life that has made you take notice of the quality of human life and mankind's abilities? How has this affected you? How does it compare to the author's observations and revelations about mankind?

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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