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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. What do people follow, since there is so little going on in nature in January?
(a) Bird nestings.
(b) Plant growth.
(c) Animal tracks.
(d) Bird migrations.

2. When is the best time to hunt for grouse?
(a) When the weather turns cold.
(b) When the rain starts.
(c) When the tamaracks turn gold.
(d) When the berries turn ripe.

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

4. What kind of seedlings does the narrator describe?
(a) Corn.
(b) Fir.
(c) Evergreen.
(d) Oak.

5. How many different kinds of pine tree are there in Wisconsin?
(a) Three.
(b) Ten.
(c) One.
(d) Twenty.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long do birch trees usually live?

2. How many winters do the longest survivor of the narrator's banded chickadee group live?

3. Why does the narrator love the aspen?

4. What fish is the narrator fishing for?

5. What is the main argument of this book?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why should a person never return to nature twice?

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

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

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

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

9. Why does the narrator find that the sand farms aren't as poor as people think?

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

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