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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of seedlings does the narrator describe?
(a) Oak.
(b) Corn.
(c) Evergreen.
(d) Fir.

2. Why doesn't the woodcock dance in the brush or grass?
(a) Its wings are too long.
(b) It is afraid it gets caught.
(c) It has short legs.
(d) It won't attract the female.

3. According to the narrator, some hunters get into the habit of getting up early from who or what?
(a) From geese or other birds.
(b) From owls or other birds.
(c) From geese or coffee pots.
(d) From dogs or coffee pots.

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

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

6. How many winters do the longest survivor of the narrator's banded chickadee group live?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Six.
(d) Five.

7. What kind of tracks are seen in the painting?
(a) Tire tracks.
(b) People tracks.
(c) Animal tracks.
(d) There are no tracks in the painting.

8. According to the introduction, the first twelve chapters of the book generally are a description of what?
(a) The author's theories.
(b) The author's travels.
(c) Family.
(d) Nature.

9. Why does the narrator like the hazel?
(a) It has a purple color.
(b) It is nearly extinct in his area.
(c) It gives shade.
(d) It provides food for his grouse.

10. How long does it take the chicks to grow up and learn to fly after they hatch?
(a) 2 months.
(b) 4 months.
(c) 90 days.
(d) 30 days.

11. In 1937, the narrator bands how many chickadees?
(a) 21.
(b) 7.
(c) 4.
(d) 14.

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

13. Who or what destroys the painting the narrator describes?
(a) Water.
(b) Wind.
(c) A storm.
(d) A person.

14. How does the painting, that the narrator describes in August, begin?
(a) With an outline.
(b) With a green line.
(c) With a silt ribbon.
(d) With the sky.

15. In the November chapter, the narrator's focus is on what?
(a) Chickadees.
(b) Trees.
(c) Animals.
(d) Flowers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the best way to hunt partridge?

2. Who paints the picture or scene that the narrator likes to view?

3. What is the main argument of this book?

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

5. What is one thing that nobody knows about the woodcock and the dance?

(see the answer keys)

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