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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. According to the narrator, where do most people see silphium?
(a) In a botany book.
(b) In areas near riverbanks.
(c) In the prairies.
(d) In areas near graveyards.

2. All the trees in the area date to what time?
(a) 1830s and 1840s.
(b) 1870s and 1880s.
(c) 1850s and 1860s.
(d) 1810s and 1820s.

3. Where do the animals go when they are pushed out of their home by the floods?
(a) The forest.
(b) Nowhere, they drown.
(c) Higher land.
(d) The prairie.

4. When do the plover go back to Argentina?
(a) At the beginning of winter.
(b) When the air turns too cool for them.
(c) At the end of summer.
(d) When their chicks are grown.

5. How long do pine trees usually live?
(a) 100 years.
(b) 50 years.
(c) 25 years.
(d) 1,000 years.

Short Answer Questions

1. When do birds in the early morning marsh leave for safer waters?

2. What kind of trees do the narrator and dog arrive at during their hunt?

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

4. Plovers are smart enough to avoid what?

5. Where is the best place to place a trap for a chickadee?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does the narrator consider special about the woodcock?

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

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