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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. How does the painting, that the narrator describes in August, begin?
(a) With a green line.
(b) With an outline.
(c) With a silt ribbon.
(d) With the sky.

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

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

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

5. What is silphium?
(a) A tree.
(b) Grass.
(c) A flower.
(d) A weed.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does it take the chicks to grow up and learn to fly after they hatch?

2. What is a good indicator of whether a farmer protects his corn crop from deer?

3. According to the narrator, how many times does a person view the same painting?

4. What is the main argument of this book?

5. Why don't people ignore all these wild plants?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do people learn by banding birds?

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

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

4. Why does the narrator consider the oak tree special?

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

6. What happens when the narrator cuts down the oak tree?

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

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

9. What is the main argument of this book?

10. When hunting partridge with his dog, the narrator stops and listens for what?

(see the answer keys)

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