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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. In November, the wind blows in what direction?
(a) South.
(b) West.
(c) East.
(d) North.

2. In 1937, the narrator bands how many chickadees?
(a) 21.
(b) 7.
(c) 14.
(d) 4.

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. The narrator concludes that if there is a lone goose, it is caused by what?
(a) Human involvement.
(b) Animal involvement.
(c) Getting lost.
(d) Being left behind.

5. When do the plover go back to Argentina?
(a) When the air turns too cool for them.
(b) At the beginning of winter.
(c) When their chicks are grown.
(d) At the end of summer.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter One, where do the tracks end that the narrator is following?

2. The narrator says that the geese are making this journey since when?

3. What animal do the cured oak leaves feed?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What two ideas that are part of the split-rail value does the narrator say the pioneer period creates?

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

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

6. What can people learn from animal tracks?

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

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

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

10. What do people learn by banding birds?

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