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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. When do people begin to settle in the prairie lands?
(a) 1810s.
(b) 1850s.
(c) 1860s.
(d) 1840s.

2. Where does the narrator go to see silphium?
(a) The forest.
(b) The graveyard.
(c) The riverbank.
(d) The field.

3. How many commandments does the narrator believe the chickadee lives by?
(a) 3.
(b) 10.
(c) 2.
(d) 5.

4. Who does the narrator ask to help cut down the oak tree?
(a) He does it alone.
(b) His neighbor.
(c) His son.
(d) A friend.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Adams County, October is the hunting season for what?

2. In June, the robin starts singing in the early morning, but in autumn, when does the robin sing?

3. When does the woodcock begins his show every year?

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

5. Where does the narrator go fishing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What conclusion does the narrator come to with respect to the lone goose?

2. According to the narrator, what are two problems that humans face with regards to the wilderness?

3. The narrator says that he thinks getting rid of the wolves means more deer, but this isn't the case in the long run. Why?

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

5. How does the narrator believe conservation is taught?

6. How does the bur oak survive the prairie fires?

7. Where is the history of the area of White Mountain recorded?

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

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

10. What is the narrator trying to record when he goes out in the morning?

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