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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. For how long does the faithful oak tree provide wood for the narrator's family?
(a) 80 years.
(b) 40 years.
(c) 60 years.
(d) 20 years.

2. According to the narrator, about how many wild plants go into season every week from April to September?
(a) 15.
(b) 5.
(c) 20.
(d) 10.

3. What does the narrator's dog do when the narrator misses a shot?
(a) Barks.
(b) Walks away.
(c) Stays where the partidge is.
(d) Finds another partridge.

4. When does the woodcock begins his show every year?
(a) The first warm evening in April.
(b) The full moon in April.
(c) After the first rain in April.
(d) One evening in April.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Plovers are smart enough to avoid what?

2. What does the narrator admire while eating lunch?

3. Why does the narrator love the tamarack?

4. The narrator concludes that if there is a lone goose, it is caused by what?

5. In November, the wind blows in what direction?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when the narrator cuts down the oak tree?

2. The narrator says that the migratory habits of the upland plover proves that nature knows what?

3. What can people learn from animal tracks?

4. What is the most basic principle of ecology according to the narrator?

5. Why does the narrator like the time when it floods?

6. What distinction does the narrator make between the muskrat and the geese?

7. Why does the narrator see his disease plagued woods as a blessing?

8. What conclusion does the narrator come to with respect to the lone goose?

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

10. What do people learn by banding birds?

(see the answer keys)

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