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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What became the norm at every newcomer's house in the valley in Vermont after the war?
(a) Piano evenings.
(b) Sewing circles.
(c) Liquored parties.
(d) Political discussions.

2. Who did all the stonework on the house in Maine?
(a) Richard.
(b) Visitors.
(c) Helen.
(d) Scott.

3. What were colonists who moved from England to New England not concerned with?
(a) Farming.
(b) Animals.
(c) Conservation.
(d) Survival.

4. How many days was frost possible on the Vermont homestead?
(a) 380.
(b) 260.
(c) 150.
(d) 50.

5. What caused a cellar to be too warm for the Nearings?
(a) A wet cellar.
(b) The heat of the summer.
(c) A cellar not built far enough underground.
(d) A source of heat in the cellar.

6. What angered Scott about some visitors that came in one morning just before the Nearings decided to move to Maine?
(a) They interrupted Scott in his study.
(b) They tried to buy the land from the Nearings.
(c) They stayed and did no work and complained about the food.
(d) They were children of miners.

7. What was the one negative item about the pond?
(a) Trash.
(b) Moss.
(c) The water was always too hot.
(d) Leaks.

8. In Maine, what would an average family of 4 or 5 adults and children require to produce a minimum amount of vegetables?
(a) A half-acre.
(b) A quarter-acre.
(c) An acre.
(d) 70 acres.

9. How high did the blueberry plants get?
(a) 1 foot.
(b) 3 feet.
(c) 12 feet.
(d) 7 feet.

10. What did the Nearings think was the downfall of most homesteaders?
(a) They worked 8 hours a day.
(b) They couldn't take the hard work days.
(c) They tended to be inexperienced and impatient.
(d) They spent too much money up front.

11. Other than the wood on the land, what other sources did the Nearings use for wood?
(a) Driftwood that would come in with the tides.
(b) The Neighbors forest.
(c) Ship wood.
(d) The old barn.

12. How did the Nearings get most of the clothes they wore?
(a) They made them from their sheep.
(b) They too hand-me-downs from neighbors.
(c) They bought them in thrift shops and rummage sales.
(d) They bought them on trips to New York.

13. What is "wooding-it?"
(a) Felling a tree.
(b) Chopping wood.
(c) Building cabinets.
(d) Burning wood.

14. What was the nearest airport to the house in Maine?
(a) Bangor, Maine.
(b) St. Louis.
(c) New York.
(d) Boston.

15. What, according to the Nearings, made a parsnip tasty?
(a) Honey.
(b) A little sea salt.
(c) Syrup.
(d) Freezing would convert their starch into sugar.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who occupied one of the guest cabins in Maine for years?

2. How many miles did the Nearings move from Vermont to Maine?

3. How did the Nearings plant their greenhouse?

4. How many feet was the stone garden wall in Maine?

5. What did the Nearings compare their gardening style to?

(see the answer keys)

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