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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 17, Oregon and Utah and Chapter 18, Manitoba.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the narrator, today the honey-colored hills of the northwest mountains are covered with what?
(a) Old alfalfa fields.
(b) Degrading hay.
(c) Cheat grass.
(d) Bunchgrass.

2. According to the narrator, where do most people see silphium?
(a) In a botany book.
(b) In areas near riverbanks.
(c) In areas near graveyards.
(d) In the prairies.

3. What is the one thing that the narrator believes really kills a chickadee?
(a) Disease.
(b) Lack of food.
(c) Weather.
(d) Owls.

4. Where is the best place to place a trap for a chickadee?
(a) On the ground.
(b) Near a fallen tree.
(c) In the direction of the wind.
(d) In the tree.

5. What plant is the biggest problem in the northwestern foothills?
(a) Cheat grass.
(b) Degrading hay.
(c) Bunchgrass.
(d) Old alfalfa fields.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of grass do the cattle love to eat?

2. According to the narrator, who are his tenants?

3. How long does it take silphium to mature?

4. A person tells a lot about animals' feeding habits during a season by looking at what?

5. What is a good indicator of whether a farmer protects his corn crop from deer?

(see the answer key)

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