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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author believe about the difference between abundant plant life and abundant insect life?
(a) the proliferation of plant life, does not disturb humans the way an overabundance of insects do
(b) abundant insect life is healthier for the earth
(c) insects will always outnumber plants
(d) plants would be more abundant without insects

2. 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 breaths deep
(c) she sits
(d) she holds her breath

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Dillard says if nature is not monstrous, then why does it appear that way to humans?

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

3. What is the "Principle of Indeterminacy?"

4. What does Dillard believe the flood shows about nature?

5. What does Dillard find out about muskrats and humans?

(see the answer keys)

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