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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What saves the plovers?
(a) The plovers move to other areas.
(b) Local gun laws.
(c) Federal migratory bird laws.
(d) Federal habitat laws.

2. How long does it take silphium to mature?
(a) Probably a millenium.
(b) Probably five years.
(c) Probably a decade.
(d) Probably a year.

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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 dogs or coffee pots.
(c) From owls or other birds.
(d) From geese or coffee pots.

9. Before human settlers, the prairie lands are in a war against what?
(a) Fires.
(b) Animals.
(c) Winds.
(d) Weather.

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

11. What fish is the narrator fishing for?
(a) Trout.
(b) Catfish.
(c) Salmon.
(d) Carp.

12. What kind of trees do the narrator and dog arrive at during their hunt?
(a) Oaks.
(b) Alders.
(c) Willow.
(d) Bur Oak.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the narrator go to see silphium?

2. According to the narrator, how many times does a person view the same painting?

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

4. What tree does the narrator have a bias towards?

5. How do September mornings begin?

(see the answer keys)

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