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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The narrator says that the geese are good at what?
(a) Returning to where they are born.
(b) Eating while flying.
(c) International commerce.
(d) Flying long distances.

3. Why does the chickadee come by when a person is out chopping trees?
(a) To investigate the noise.
(b) To get food.
(c) It senses danger.
(d) It likes people.

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

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

6. How do animals generally move during this time in January?
(a) Swiftly.
(b) Very rapidly.
(c) Very slowly.
(d) Ambling along.

7. The narrator says that the geese are making this journey since when?
(a) The Pleistocene era.
(b) The 1800s.
(c) The Ice Age.
(d) The 1200s.

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

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

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

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

12. The book begins in January with what type of weather or environment?
(a) The January snow.
(b) The midwinter blizzards.
(c) The ice storms.
(d) The January thaw.

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

14. How many of the fish that the narrator catches are record breakers in size?
(a) Two.
(b) None.
(c) One.
(d) Four.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What kind of trees do the narrator and dog arrive at during their hunt?

3. What flower does the narrator write about in April?

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

5. Getting up early is a vice of horned owls, stars, geese and what?

(see the answer keys)

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