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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In June, the robin starts singing in the early morning, but in autumn, when does the robin sing?
(a) In the afternoon.
(b) In the evening.
(c) The robin is silent.
(d) In mid morning.

2. 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 geese or coffee pots.
(d) From owls or other birds.

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

4. Pines grow better if they are around certain types of what?
(a) Plants.
(b) Animals.
(c) Bees.
(d) Birds.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first bird that the narrator hears singing?

2. By following the deer tracks, the narrator finds out that the deer move about in an area approximately how long to find food from their bed?

3. How long does it take the chicks to grow up and learn to fly after they hatch?

4. According to the narrator, who are his tenants?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. When the narrator sees two woodcocks sky dance, what does he not know about them?

2. With regards to hunting partridges, the narrator says that he and his dog have what kind of relationship?

3. What does the narrator consider the "big deal" when he catches three trout?

4. Why does the narrator say that November is the month of the axe?

5. Why does the narrator consider the oak tree special?

6. Why does the narrator say that most paintings become famous?

7. How much land does the narrator say he owns?

8. What can people learn from animal tracks?

9. What does the narrator consider special about the woodcock?

10. When hunting partridge with his dog, the narrator stops and listens for what?

(see the answer keys)

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