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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to the narrator, who are his tenants?
(a) Those who rent his land.
(b) The animals who live there.
(c) Those who visit him.
(d) His family who lives there.

3. According to the narrator, about how many wild plants go into season every week from April to September?
(a) 20.
(b) 10.
(c) 5.
(d) 15.

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

5. Why does the narrator say he has to get off his neighbor's property?
(a) To get back to his house.
(b) So his neighbor can get to work.
(c) To avoid being caught for trespassing.
(d) To avoid having to explain what he is doing.

6. The narrator says that November is the month of the what?
(a) The shovel.
(b) The axe.
(c) The wind.
(d) The tractor.

7. When do birds in the early morning marsh leave for safer waters?
(a) When they wake up.
(b) Mid morning.
(c) Once day breaks.
(d) When they hear noises.

8. What flower does the narrator write about in April?
(a) Catbush.
(b) Prairie flower.
(c) Draba.
(d) Daisy.

9. By following the deer tracks, the narrator finds out that the deer move about in an area approximately how long to find food from their bed?
(a) One-half mile.
(b) One mile.
(c) Five miles.
(d) Two miles.

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

11. When do the plover go back to Argentina?
(a) At the beginning of winter.
(b) When the air turns too cool for them.
(c) At the end of summer.
(d) When their chicks are grown.

12. What is the general topic of A Sand County?
(a) Conservation.
(b) Birds.
(c) Environment.
(d) Animals.

13. What does the narrator admire while eating lunch?
(a) The countryside.
(b) His dog.
(c) The grouse.
(d) The young golden tamaracks.

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

15. Pines do best when they are away from their parents, because they get their own what?
(a) Food.
(b) Pollinators.
(c) Rain.
(d) Sunlight.

Short Answer Questions

1. Plovers are smart enough to avoid what?

2. In the November chapter, the narrator's focus is on what?

3. Where does the narrator go to see silphium?

4. What tree does the narrator write about in April?

5. What kind of seedlings does the narrator describe?

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