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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What percentage of insects are parasites?
(a) five percent
(b) ten percent
(c) thirty percent
(d) forty percent

2. When moving towards a muskrat, how does one keep from scaring it?
(a) lay down and crawl on your belly
(b) sit still and hold your breath
(c) move when the muskrat's head is turned away from your direction
(d) walk in the water

3. What does Dillard find out about muskrats and humans?
(a) they eat the same foods
(b) they both like water
(c) if a muskrat is aware of human's presence, it will not appear
(d) they're both nocturnal

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

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

6. What does Dillard say is the driving force after reproduction in the animal kingdom?
(a) knowing God
(b) finding food
(c) protecting the young
(d) having a nice place to live

7. In Chapter 14, what have arrived in swarm from the Hudson Bay area?
(a) house wrens
(b) lunar moths
(c) monarch butterflies
(d) sparrows

8. In Chapter 13, Dillard spies a snake. What kind is it?
(a) a coral snake
(b) a copperhead
(c) a brown water snake
(d) a black snake

9. What did a Russian botanist discover about locusts?
(a) locusts will eat other insects
(b) locusts have too many babies
(c) locusts are merely grasshoppers under stress
(d) locusts breed in the water

10. What does the principle of indeterminacy invalidate?
(a) the notion of cause and effect
(b) that light travels in a circle
(c) that the moon causes the tides
(d) that hummingbirds can sit still

11. When Dillard scrapes the outer coating from a monarch's wing, what is left?
(a) a pale pink membrane
(b) the wings are the same color the whole way through
(c) nothing, the wings are too fragile to scrape
(d) a thin, translucent membrane, crisscrossed with black lines

12. When a mosquito bites a snake, what happens?
(a) nothing, mosquitoes feed on snakes
(b) mosquitoes carry snake blood to other animals
(c) the mosquito dies from the snake blood
(d) the mosquito lays its eggs under the scales

13. What does Dillard say about the muskrat fur?
(a) it's thin and of little use
(b) it's smelly when wet
(c) they are the most popular fur animal in North America
(d) it tends to be spotty

14. What does Dillard believe about the death of the self?
(a) it is a part of life
(b) it is painless
(c) it would take a lifetime
(d) it is a type of transformation

15. In Chapter 10, what does Dillard see as making life easier?
(a) living in the city
(b) a lot of money
(c) accepting that everything dies
(d) staying in a state of denial

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When Dillard comes upon a rooting acorn, she imagines what?

3. Dillard suggests that the physical world is "all touch and go." What does she mean by this?

4. What does the term the term "northing" mean?

5. What does Dillard see as the difference between a parasite and a predator?

(see the answer keys)

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