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

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

3. In November, the wind blows in what direction?
(a) North.
(b) South.
(c) West.
(d) East.

4. Why does the narrator love the aspen?
(a) It has beautiful leaves.
(b) It has lovely colors.
(c) It provides food for his grouse.
(d) It grows tall.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one thing that nobody knows about the woodcock and the dance?

2. Why doesn't the woodcock dance in the brush or grass?

3. For how long does the faithful oak tree provide wood for the narrator's family?

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

5. What animal do the cured oak leaves feed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does the bur oak survive the prairie fires?

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

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

6. How does the meadow mouse live in the winter?

7. Where do tamaracks grow?

8. To what does the narrator ascribe his likes and dislikes in plants?

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

10. Why does a person not return for a second viewing of the "painting" that the author likes to view?

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