Final Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What lures birds of all species out of their summer hiding places?
(a) seeds sprinkled on the ground
(b) a cold snap
(c) a wet rain
(d) a cloudy day
2. In Chapter 13, Dillard is still obsessed about nature. In what way?
(a) about humans destroying nature
(b) against the seeming cruelty of nature
(c) about the beauty of an oak leaf
(d) about the rain and the sound of water
3. What percentage of insects are parasites?
(a) forty percent
(b) five percent
(c) thirty percent
(d) ten percent
4. What is the other type of poisonous snake besides the answer in #139, that lives around the creek area?
(a) side winder
(b) cotton mouth
(c) coral snake
(d) timber rattler
5. When Richmond loses electricity Dillard says something happened at the governor's mansion. What?
(a) the first floor is flooded
(b) the basement is destroyed
(c) the security alarm quit working
(d) one bulb in the governor's mansion continues to glow
6. What does the author believe about the difference between abundant plant life and abundant insect life?
(a) abundant insect life is healthier for the earth
(b) plants would be more abundant without insects
(c) insects will always outnumber plants
(d) the proliferation of plant life, does not disturb humans the way an overabundance of insects do
7. What do the Eskimos do with the greens in their prey's stomach?
(a) they never look in the stomach
(b) eat them
(c) feed them to their dogs
(d) throw them in the ocean
8. Fecundity could be defined as:
(a) a type of fat
(b) prolific in offspring
(c) always hungry
(d) wasteful of resources
9. When do Eskimos hunt caribou?
(a) at the end of spring
(b) right before summer
(c) at the beginning of winter
(d) in the fall
10. What does the author think about the price of fish?
(a) the price is high due to overfishing
(b) they cost more than beef
(c) fish are free for anyone to gather from the waters
(d) they're a cheap source of protein
11. What did a Russian botanist discover about locusts?
(a) locusts breed in the water
(b) locusts are merely grasshoppers under stress
(c) locusts will eat other insects
(d) locusts have too many babies
12. What does Dillard mean when she says she's willing to sacrifice a little blood in order to be "in the thick of things?"
(a) she'd bleed to pick a rose
(b) she would rather live life to its fullest even if it means being in danger
(c) she'd pick up a wild animal that might bite her
(d) she would fight on the front lines in any battle
13. The previous year, what did Hurricane Agnes do in the area?
(a) blew a tree down on top of Dillard's cabin
(b) it missed the area, so it did nothing
(c) wiped out all the flowers in the area
(d) dumped enormous amounts of rain
14. Dillard believes that few humans have been as cruel as what, in the natural world?
(a) hurricanes which kill plants and animals
(b) bugs who eat their prey live
(c) the female preying mantis
(d) sharks that will eat almost anything
15. The development of science leads to what, according to the author?
(b) new healing techniques
(c) a car that doesn't pollute
(d) technological advances
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the term the term "northing" mean?
2. In Chapter 10, what does Dillard see as making life easier?
3. Dillard believes that if she waits patiently with no anticipation of what is to come, this will happen.
4. When moving towards a muskrat, how does one keep from scaring it?
5. Ultimately, at the end of the book, what is Dillard's overwhelming feeling?
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