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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 long does the narrator wait to cut the oak tree down?
(a) Several years.
(b) A few days.
(c) A month.
(d) A few weeks.

2. In Adams County, October is the hunting season for what?
(a) Ducks.
(b) Horned owls.
(c) Geese.
(d) Grouse.

3. When does the narrator leave his house with a notebook and coffee?
(a) 5:00 a.m.
(b) 6:30 a.m.
(c) 7:00 a.m.
(d) 3:30 a.m.

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

5. People tend to ignore song birds that do what?
(a) Sing only part of the time.
(b) Sing long songs.
(c) Sing all the time.
(d) Sing only in the evening.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the narrator and his friends wait out the storm?

2. Who does the narrator ask to help cut down the oak tree?

3. How do animals generally move during this time in January?

4. According to the narrator, where do most people see silphium?

5. When is the best time to hunt for grouse?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is the flora in the area shrinking?

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

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

5. What can people learn from animal tracks?

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

7. What conclusion does the narrator come to with respect to the lone goose?

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

9. Why is the narrator unsuccessful in transplanting silphium?

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

(see the answer keys)

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