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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. The book begins in January with what type of weather or environment?
(a) The midwinter blizzards.
(b) The ice storms.
(c) The January thaw.
(d) The January snow.

2. What fish is the narrator fishing for?
(a) Trout.
(b) Carp.
(c) Catfish.
(d) Salmon.

3. Why does the narrator love the tamarack?
(a) It gives shade.
(b) It has beautiful leaves.
(c) It is nearly extinct in his area.
(d) It provides food for his grouse.

4. Why does the narrator say he has to get off his neighbor's property?
(a) To avoid being caught for trespassing.
(b) So his neighbor can get to work.
(c) To avoid having to explain what he is doing.
(d) To get back to his house.

5. 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?
(a) One-half mile.
(b) Five miles.
(c) Two miles.
(d) One mile.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Plovers are smart enough to avoid what?

4. Pines do best when they are away from their parents, because they get their own what?

5. The woodcock begins its overture with throaty chirps that are spaced how far apart?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why do pines have the reputation of being green year round?

4. What can people learn from animal tracks?

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

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

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

8. The narrator says that the only thing people hope for with respect to this painting is what?

9. What is the main argument of this book?

10. What "painting" does the narrator like to view that is seldom viewed?

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