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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. Who paints the picture or scene that the narrator likes to view?
(a) The painter who lives on the land.
(b) The narrator himself.
(c) The river.
(d) The visiting painter.

2. Who does the narrator say is the most exciting about the flooding of the land where he lives?
(a) The geese.
(b) The carp.
(c) Himself.
(d) The woodcock.

3. The narrator talks about the geese's inevitable flight to where?
(a) The marshes of Sand County.
(b) The south.
(c) Their original breeding ground.
(d) The north.

4. What kind of tracks are seen in the painting?
(a) There are no tracks in the painting.
(b) Animal tracks.
(c) Tire tracks.
(d) People tracks.

5. What is the one thing that the narrator believes really kills a chickadee?
(a) Disease.
(b) Owls.
(c) Weather.
(d) Lack of food.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does the narrator leave his house with a notebook and coffee?

2. Who does the narrator say is the first animal to awaken in January?

3. In the November chapter, the narrator's focus is on what?

4. What do people follow, since there is so little going on in nature in January?

5. Where does the narrator go to see silphium?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Where do tamaracks grow?

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

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

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

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

10. What distinction does the narrator make between the muskrat and the geese?

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