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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. When do people begin to settle in the prairie lands?
(a) 1810s.
(b) 1840s.
(c) 1860s.
(d) 1850s.

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

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

4. What flower does the narrator write about in April?
(a) Draba.
(b) Daisy.
(c) Catbush.
(d) Prairie flower.

5. Why do humans begin to destroy the plover?
(a) They are a nuisance.
(b) They get in the way.
(c) They are destroying crops.
(d) They like to eat them.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does it take silphium to mature?

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

3. What kind of seedlings does the narrator describe?

4. The narrator says that geese make these migratory journeys where?

5. How many miles do the geese travel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the narrator trying to record when he goes out in the morning?

2. What does the narrator believe are the three commandments of the chickadees?

3. What is the main argument of this book?

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

5. What does the narrator consider the "big deal" when he catches three trout?

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

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

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

9. To what does the narrator ascribe his likes and dislikes in plants?

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

(see the answer keys)

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