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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the narrator say is the most exciting about the flooding of the land where he lives?
(a) Himself.
(b) The carp.
(c) The woodcock.
(d) The geese.

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

3. What is the main argument of this book?
(a) Land ethic.
(b) Reparation.
(c) Social conscience.
(d) Rebuilding.

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

5. The narrator talks about the geese's inevitable flight to where?
(a) Their original breeding ground.
(b) The marshes of Sand County.
(c) The south.
(d) The north.

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

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

8. In the morning sunlight, the painting is sprayed with what?
(a) An overlay of blue.
(b) Nothing.
(c) A clear color.
(d) Dew.

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

10. The narrator says that different hunts have different what?
(a) Time limits.
(b) Smells.
(c) Patterns.
(d) Flavors.

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

12. What animal do the cured oak leaves feed?
(a) Wood ducks.
(b) Grouse.
(c) Chickadees.
(d) Coons.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator's dog do when the narrator misses a shot?

2. Pines do best when they are away from their parents, because they get their own what?

3. All the trees in the area date to what time?

4. Why do humans begin to destroy the plover?

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

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