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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where do the animals go when they are pushed out of their home by the floods?
(a) Higher land.
(b) The prairie.
(c) The forest.
(d) Nowhere, they drown.

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

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

4. In Chapter One, where do the tracks end that the narrator is following?
(a) At a pile of driftwood.
(b) In the field.
(c) At the bottom of the tree.
(d) At the edge of the river.

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

6. Why does the narrator love the aspen?
(a) It has beautiful leaves.
(b) It provides food for his grouse.
(c) It has lovely colors.
(d) It grows tall.

7. How long do birch trees usually live?
(a) 100 years.
(b) 50 years.
(c) 1,000 years.
(d) 25 years.

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

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

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. How long do pine trees usually live?
(a) 25 years.
(b) 100 years.
(c) 50 years.
(d) 1,000 years.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many commandments does the narrator believe the chickadee lives by?

2. The book begins in January with what type of weather or environment?

3. In Adams County, October is the hunting season for what?

4. Why does the chickadee come by when a person is out chopping trees?

5. What saves the plovers?

(see the answer keys)

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