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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. Plovers are smart enough to avoid what?
(a) Owls.
(b) Drainage ditches.
(c) Hay mowers.
(d) Hawks.

2. The narrator concludes that if there is a lone goose, it is caused by what?
(a) Human involvement.
(b) Getting lost.
(c) Being left behind.
(d) Animal involvement.

3. How many winters do the longest survivor of the narrator's banded chickadee group live?
(a) Five.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Six.

4. Where do the narrator and his friends wait out the storm?
(a) In the forest.
(b) Outside under the house.
(c) In the garage.
(d) Inside.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How long do the blackberry bushes glow red?

2. What is the one thing that the narrator believes really kills a chickadee?

3. What animal is playing on the green turf in the painting?

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

5. Why does the narrator love the tamarack?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where does the skunk trail go and what is the narrator's conclusion?

3. What do people learn by banding birds?

4. Who or what is the third enemy of the plover?

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

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

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

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

9. Where do tamaracks grow?

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

(see the answer keys)

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