A Walk in the Woods Test | Final Test - Hard

Bill Bryson
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 117 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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A Walk in the Woods Test | Final Test - Hard

Bill Bryson
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 117 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. What has devastated a mountain of foliage in Palmerton?

2. What happens to Bryson while hiking in the rain?

3. What is the mountain that is a wall of rock 1,300 feet high above the Delaware River?

4. What is killing all the hemlock trees along the Appalachian Trail?

5. How do people get to the top of Mt. Washington if they do not hike?

Short Essay Questions

1. Summarize the behavior of the hikers that Bryson and Katz meet in Gravel Springs Hut.

2. Describe Chicken John's claim to fame.

3. How do Bryson and Katz adapt to hiking through Maine's wilderness?

4. Describe Bryson's thoughts on areas through which he thinks the Appalachian Trail should pass.

5. Summarize the statistics Laurie Potteiger, the Information Specialist at Harper's Ferry, gives to Bryson about the number of thru hikers who hiked the Appalachian Trail the year before.

6. Summarize what Katz does to pass the time while Bryson is at Kmart.

7. Explain why Katz starts drinking again.

8. Describe what is killing the hemlock trees along the AT in the Blue Ridge Mountains and how is it being treated.

9. Describe the circumstances when Bryson comes close to becoming a hypothermia victim.

10. Describe the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Evaluate the relationship between Bryson and Katz.

2) Describe if they are good hiking partners or not ?

3) How do they interact with one another?

4) What are the qualities of the friendship?

5) Cite examples from the story proving their acceptance of one another for who they are?

Essay Topic 2

The wilderness is the main constant throughout the novel. It is depicted in all the chapters of the book.

1) Explain the different images Bryson uses of the wilderness as the book progresses.

2) What is the significance of the wilderness in each part of the book?

3) What meaning does the wilderness have for Bryson and Katz?

Essay Topic 3

1) Describe the changes to the Appalachian Trail from the time it first came into being to the present day.

2) What differences from the original plan have been made?

3) What effect does the National Forest Service have on the trail?

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