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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. Why does the narrator say he has to get off his neighbor's property?
(a) So his neighbor can get to work.
(b) To avoid having to explain what he is doing.
(c) To avoid being caught for trespassing.
(d) To get back to his house.

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

3. Where do plovers nest?
(a) Barns.
(b) Hayfields.
(c) Under the ground.
(d) Trees.

4. Where does the upland plover spend the winter?
(a) Argentina.
(b) The South Pole.
(c) Canada.
(d) Central America.

5. The narrator says that different hunts have different what?
(a) Smells.
(b) Time limits.
(c) Flavors.
(d) Patterns.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first wildlife the narrator mentions lives in his woods?

2. Where does the woodcock land after the dance?

3. How many fish does the narrator catch?

4. According to the narrator, some hunters get into the habit of getting up early from who or what?

5. How many of the fish that the narrator catches are record breakers in size?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the main argument of this book?

3. Why does a person not return for a second viewing of the "painting" that the author likes to view?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What are red lanterns and what are they used for?

(see the answer keys)

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