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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In this book the author is not only striving to understand the natural world, but to understand this acceptance:
(a) humankind's place in the world
(b) the meaning of acceptance
(c) the creator behind that world
(d) the interplay of life and death

2. Dillard believes that if she waits patiently with no anticipation of what is to come, this will happen.
(a) when something does come, it will bowl her over
(b) she will be at peace
(c) she will be enlightened
(d) she will see any animal she wants to see

3. What does the author think the existence of parasites makes the world?
(a) more real
(b) nothing, parasites don't affect the world
(c) a horrible place
(d) unstable

4. How long does the migration of monarchs continue?
(a) a week
(b) a month
(c) most of the fall
(d) five days

5. What does Dillard think the butterflies smell like?
(a) Tinker Creek
(b) fall leaves
(c) snow
(d) honeysuckle

6. What lures birds of all species out of their summer hiding places?
(a) seeds sprinkled on the ground
(b) a cold snap
(c) a cloudy day
(d) a wet rain

7. Where are the answer to #163 going?
(a) to the south
(b) to California
(c) to Tinker Creek
(d) to the ocean

8. What principle has lead many physicists to mysticism?
(a) the answer to question #128
(b) the answer to question 44
(c) the answer to question 67
(d) the theory of relativity

9. Dillard suggests that the physical world is "all touch and go." What does she mean by this?
(a) things happen really fast
(b) time doesn't wait for anyone
(c) life is uncertain
(d) death is easy

10. What does the author think about as she watches the flood waters?
(a) the waters are very powerful
(b) surf's up
(c) what the animals do in a flood
(d) the well won't run dry for a while

11. How did the Romans use the horns of the altar?
(a) used to move the altar
(b) to kill geese with
(c) they'd grasp the horns and swear by them
(d) to tie their goats to which worshipping

12. What does the author think about the price of fish?
(a) they cost more than beef
(b) they're a cheap source of protein
(c) the price is high due to overfishing
(d) fish are free for anyone to gather from the waters

13. Silvery eels swim to the sea after eight years of maturing in obscure creeks and rivers. What happens to them at the sea?
(a) they lay eggs and then go into deep water for the rest of their lives
(b) they mate with other eels then return to the fresh water
(c) they have offspring and bring them back in two years
(d) they lay their eggs and then die

14. Eskimos believe it is a great honor to be incarnated as what?
(a) a tiger
(b) a polar bear
(c) a human
(d) a blue whale

15. What does Dillard believe the flood shows about nature?
(a) the effusiveness of creation
(b) nature doesn't like humans
(c) nature can't be controlled
(d) it's destructive

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 13, Dillard is still obsessed about nature. In what way?

2. When ancient Hebrews sacrificed an animal to their god, how did they use the horns?

3. How large might a root system for winter rye grass plant grow?

4. How did early man view locusts?

5. What makes birds harder to watch than insects?

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