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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Fecundity could be defined as:
(a) a type of fat
(b) wasteful of resources
(c) prolific in offspring
(d) always hungry

2. How does the author see the violence in the natural world?
(a) as something that needs changed
(b) as a symbolic sacrifice
(c) as a mistake God made
(d) as inevitable

3. What is a towhee?
(a) a brown and red snake
(b) a large bird
(c) a type of large rodent
(d) a type of domesticated parrot

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

5. What would Dillard term passive pursuit of animals?
(a) watching animals from the bridge over the creek
(b) watching Animal Planet
(c) going on a camera safari
(d) going to a zoo

6. What does the author believe about the difference between abundant plant life and abundant insect life?
(a) plants would be more abundant without insects
(b) abundant insect life is healthier for the earth
(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 does Dillard see as the price of life?
(a) death
(b) having to work constantly for food
(c) being eaten by a greater predator
(d) lack of control

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

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

10. Believing natural disasters were sent by God is an example of what?
(a) applying a spiritual interpretation to a natural phenomenon
(b) not understanding God
(c) not having a good science background
(d) having faith

11. Why would Dillard say some trees are like body builders?
(a) they keep adding to their limbs,
(b) some trees are capable of splitting and lifting boulders weighing more than a ton
(c) they can hold up a lot of weight
(d) their body is so

12. What could happen if the caribou migrate out of the Eskimo's range?
(a) the Eskimos won't have enough fur for coats
(b) the polar bears will follow the herds
(c) they won't get culled and will overpopulate
(d) remote Eskimo tribes can starve

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

14. For wild animals, Dillards sees enduring parasitic invasions as what?
(a) a way for animals to die
(b) the cost of life
(c) as a blessing
(d) something deadly

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Dillard says stalk caribou herds for days?

3. When moving towards a muskrat, how does one keep from scaring it?

4. In Chapter 14, Dillard quotes a fifth century Egyptian mystic as saying what?

5. What is the muskrat young called?

(see the answer keys)

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