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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. Who bathes in the the pools of the painting?
(a) Goldfinches.
(b) Fish.
(c) Deer.
(d) Robins.

2. What is the best way to hunt partridge?
(a) Walk along the path at the marsh.
(b) Walk between berry bushes.
(c) Walk through the mountains.
(d) Make a plan of what to do.

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

4. What is a good indicator of whether a farmer protects his corn crop from deer?
(a) The number of other animals that are nearby.
(b) The presence or absence of coons.
(c) The size of the deer.
(d) The height or length of the branches on trees.

5. The narrator says that different hunts have different what?
(a) Time limits.
(b) Patterns.
(c) Flavors.
(d) Smells.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator talks about the geese's inevitable flight to where?

2. Where does the upland plover spend the winter?

3. Most hunters don't know that the partridge likes to hang around what bush?

4. How long does it take silphium to mature?

5. Who or what destroys the painting the narrator describes?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are red lanterns and what are they used for?

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

3. What can people learn from animal tracks?

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

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

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

7. Why is the flora in the area shrinking?

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

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

10. Why is the narrator unsuccessful in transplanting silphium?

(see the answer keys)

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