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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The woodcock begins its overture with throaty chirps that are spaced how far apart?
(a) One second.
(b) One minutes.
(c) Five seconds.
(d) Two seconds.

2. The narrator concludes that if there is a lone goose, it is caused by what?
(a) Being left behind.
(b) Human involvement.
(c) Getting lost.
(d) Animal involvement.

3. What is silphium?
(a) Grass.
(b) A weed.
(c) A tree.
(d) A flower.

4. All the trees in the area date to what time?
(a) 1870s and 1880s.
(b) 1810s and 1820s.
(c) 1830s and 1840s.
(d) 1850s and 1860s.

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

6. Why don't people ignore all these wild plants?
(a) Because they are so numerous.
(b) Because of allergies.
(c) Because of where they grow.
(d) Because of their color.

7. Why does the narrator love the tamarack?
(a) It gives shade.
(b) It has beautiful leaves.
(c) It provides food for his grouse.
(d) It is nearly extinct in his area.

8. When do people begin to settle in the prairie lands?
(a) 1810s.
(b) 1850s.
(c) 1860s.
(d) 1840s.

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

10. The narrator says that geese make these migratory journeys where?
(a) Only in the United States.
(b) Only in the eastern hemisphere.
(c) Only in the western hemisphere.
(d) Throughout the world.

11. Where do plovers nest?
(a) Trees.
(b) Hayfields.
(c) Under the ground.
(d) Barns.

12. How many fish does the narrator catch?
(a) One.
(b) Nine.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

13. What is the best way to hunt partridge?
(a) Walk between berry bushes.
(b) Make a plan of what to do.
(c) Walk along the path at the marsh.
(d) Walk through the mountains.

14. A person tells a lot about animals' feeding habits during a season by looking at what?
(a) The ground.
(b) The tracks.
(c) The animal itself.
(d) The plants.

15. How long does the narrator wait to cut the oak tree down?
(a) A few days.
(b) Several years.
(c) A few weeks.
(d) A month.

Short Answer Questions

1. In June, the robin starts singing in the early morning, but in autumn, when does the robin sing?

2. In Chapter One, where do the tracks end that the narrator is following?

3. What is the first bird that the narrator hears singing?

4. Why does the narrator say he has to get off his neighbor's property?

5. What or who kills the oak tree?

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