Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. When ancient Hebrews sacrificed an animal to their god, how did they use the horns?
(a) to strenthen the altar for a larger animal
(b) to cage the animal
(c) they didn't use them
(d) poured blood into the horns

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

8. What has Dillard decided is the meaning of death?
(a) one merely joins the earth at death
(b) a journey to a far land
(c) it must happen or the earth could not sustain everything
(d) a way to join the creator

9. Dillard believes that few humans have been as cruel as what, in the natural world?
(a) sharks that will eat almost anything
(b) bugs who eat their prey live
(c) hurricanes which kill plants and animals
(d) the female preying mantis

10. Ultimately, at the end of the book, what is Dillard's overwhelming feeling?
(a) puzzlement
(b) anger
(c) joy
(d) depression

11. What do the Eskimos do with the greens in their prey's stomach?
(a) throw them in the ocean
(b) they never look in the stomach
(c) eat them
(d) feed them to their dogs

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

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

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

15. What does Dillard believe is destroyed in the flood?
(a) the creek bed
(b) the bee hives in the field
(c) a beaver's dam
(d) the plankton

Short Answer Questions

1. How did early man view locusts?

2. What did a Russian botanist discover about locusts?

3. Believing natural disasters were sent by God is an example of what?

4. Dillard says that if plants had emotions, she would applaud this:

5. When Dillard becomes motionless in watching for a muskrat, what does she do?

(see the answer keys)

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