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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the first bird that the narrator hears singing?
(a) The yellow warblers.
(b) The sparrows.
(c) The cardinals.
(d) The plovers.

2. How many commandments does the narrator believe the chickadee lives by?
(a) 3.
(b) 10.
(c) 5.
(d) 2.

3. Where do the narrator and his friends wait out the storm?
(a) Inside.
(b) In the forest.
(c) Outside under the house.
(d) In the garage.

4. Most hunters don't know that the partridge likes to hang around what bush?
(a) Blackberry bush.
(b) Blueberry bush.
(c) Cranberry bush.
(d) Raspberry bush.

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

6. How many of the fish that the narrator catches are record breakers in size?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) None.
(d) One.

7. How long do the blackberry bushes glow red?
(a) One month.
(b) Two weeks.
(c) A day.
(d) A week.

8. What or who kills the oak tree?
(a) Ice storm.
(b) Forestors.
(c) Lightening.
(d) Burrowing animals.

9. How many different kinds of pine tree are there in Wisconsin?
(a) Twenty.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Ten.

10. What tree does the narrator have a bias towards?
(a) Willow.
(b) Birch.
(c) Pine.
(d) Oak.

11. According to the narrator, how many times does a person view the same painting?
(a) Whenever he comes to the area.
(b) A limited number of times.
(c) Whenever he wants.
(d) Only once.

12. What do people follow, since there is so little going on in nature in January?
(a) Plant growth.
(b) Animal tracks.
(c) Bird migrations.
(d) Bird nestings.

13. What does the narrator hear when the sun comes up?
(a) The neighbor's tractor.
(b) Animals moving.
(c) Dogs barking.
(d) A tree falling.

14. What is a good indicator of whether a farmer protects his corn crop from deer?
(a) The number of other animals that are nearby.
(b) The size of the deer.
(c) The presence or absence of coons.
(d) The height or length of the branches on trees.

15. Who does the narrator ask to help cut down the oak tree?
(a) His son.
(b) He does it alone.
(c) His neighbor.
(d) A friend.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first wildlife the narrator mentions lives in his woods?

2. The woodcock begins its overture with throaty chirps that are spaced how far apart?

3. The narrator says that November is the month of the what?

4. What kind of trees do the narrator and dog arrive at during their hunt?

5. Who does the narrator say is the most exciting about the flooding of the land where he lives?

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