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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When do Eskimos hunt caribou?
(a) at the beginning of winter
(b) at the end of spring
(c) right before summer
(d) in the fall

2. In Chapter 9 Dillard is uneasy and hears what seems to be gunshots. What did she actually hear?
(a) firecrackers
(b) a garbage truck backfiring
(c) a cap gun
(d) a motorcycle

3. What does Dillard see as the difference between a parasite and a predator?
(a) the predator is more honest
(b) at least one has a fighting chance when up against a predator
(c) nothing they're both bad
(d) it's easier to pick out the predator

4. What does the term the term "northing" mean?
(a) types of birds that don't migrate
(b) someone who lives near the artic circle
(c) denotes traveling in a northerly direction
(d) the name the Eskimoes use for themselves

5. 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 mate with other eels then return to the fresh water
(b) they lay eggs and then go into deep water for the rest of their lives
(c) they have offspring and bring them back in two years
(d) they lay their eggs and then die

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

7. How much impact on any of the creatures, mountains, or creek around her does the author think she has?
(a) too much
(b) she has no impact at all
(c) as much as any other creature
(d) very little

8. Who does Dillard says stalk caribou herds for days?
(a) Eskimos
(b) wolves
(c) mountain lions
(d) polar bears

9. After the butterflies finally leave, how does the sky seem to the author?
(a) big and never ending
(b) like normal
(c) barren of color
(d) empty

10. When Richmond loses electricity Dillard says something happened at the governor's mansion. What?
(a) one bulb in the governor's mansion continues to glow
(b) the first floor is flooded
(c) the basement is destroyed
(d) the security alarm quit working

11. How does a young muskrat get fed?
(a) the mother brings it mouthfuls of grass
(b) it gets plankton fromt he water
(c) it eats birds eggs
(d) it eats small insects

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

13. What is the other type of poisonous snake besides the answer in #139, that lives around the creek area?
(a) cotton mouth
(b) timber rattler
(c) side winder
(d) coral snake

14. 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) fish are free for anyone to gather from the waters
(d) the price is high due to overfishing

15. When Dillard becomes motionless in watching for a muskrat, what does she do?
(a) she calms herself and sinks down into her center
(b) she sits
(c) she breaths deep
(d) she holds her breath

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dillard see as the price of life?

2. In this book the author is not only striving to understand the natural world, but to understand this acceptance:

3. What percentage of insects are parasites?

4. In Chapter 13, the author is beginning to find a balance in her thinking about nature. What is that balance?

5. The balance enables her to think about the beauty without doing what?

(see the answer keys)

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