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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 does the narrator hear when the sun comes up?
(a) Dogs barking.
(b) The neighbor's tractor.
(c) A tree falling.
(d) Animals moving.

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

3. Why doesn't the woodcock dance in the brush or grass?
(a) It won't attract the female.
(b) It has short legs.
(c) It is afraid it gets caught.
(d) Its wings are too long.

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

5. How many fish does the narrator catch?
(a) Nine.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a good indicator of whether a farmer protects his corn crop from deer?

2. When does the narrator leave his house with a notebook and coffee?

3. Where do the narrator and his friends wait out the storm?

4. What saves the plovers?

5. How many commandments does the narrator believe the chickadee lives by?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. According to the narrator, why do people not go to Escudillo?

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

5. Why is the flora in the area shrinking?

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

7. What two natural enemies do the plover and man have in common?

8. Why does the narrator say that nobody knows all the terrain on top of the White Mountain?

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

10. What are the conditions that the narrator's father set when he gives the narrator permission to shoot partridges?

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