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

2. How many of the fish that the narrator catches are record breakers in size?
(a) One.
(b) None.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

3. In Chapter One, where do the tracks end that the narrator is following?
(a) In the field.
(b) At a pile of driftwood.
(c) At the bottom of the tree.
(d) At the edge of the river.

4. Why do humans begin to destroy the plover?
(a) They like to eat them.
(b) They are a nuisance.
(c) They are destroying crops.
(d) They get in the way.

5. In the morning sunlight, the painting is sprayed with what?
(a) Nothing.
(b) An overlay of blue.
(c) Dew.
(d) A clear color.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first bird that the narrator hears singing?

2. How do September mornings begin?

3. How do animals generally move during this time in January?

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

5. What fish is the narrator fishing for?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the narrator believe are the three commandments of the chickadees?

2. What does the narrator call a real gift in his woods?

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

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

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

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

7. What do people learn by banding birds?

8. Where do tamaracks grow?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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