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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 animal do the cured oak leaves feed?
(a) Wood ducks.
(b) Chickadees.
(c) Grouse.
(d) Coons.

2. How many acres of land does the narrator legally own?
(a) 12.
(b) 120.
(c) 50.
(d) 100.

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 woodcock.
(d) The geese.

4. According to the narrator, about how many wild plants go into season every week from April to September?
(a) 10.
(b) 15.
(c) 20.
(d) 5.

5. How long does it take silphium to mature?
(a) Probably five years.
(b) Probably a year.
(c) Probably a decade.
(d) Probably a millenium.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator concludes that if there is a lone goose, it is caused by what?

2. What or who kills the oak tree?

3. What tree does the narrator write about in April?

4. In 1937, the narrator bands how many chickadees?

5. Who does the narrator say is the first animal to awaken in January?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How much land does the narrator say he owns?

5. What does the narrator consider special about the woodcock?

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

7. Why is the narrator unsuccessful in transplanting silphium?

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

9. What is the main argument of this book?

10. When the narrator sees two woodcocks sky dance, what does he not know about them?

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