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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the "Principle of Indeterminacy?"
(a) one can not know both the velocity and the position of a particle
(b) it is not possible to determine the sex of a baby muskrat
(c) one cannot know how far a star is by looking at it
(d) the time of day cannot be determined from looking at the sky

2. How long does the migration of monarchs continue?
(a) five days
(b) a week
(c) a month
(d) most of the fall

3. How does Dillard finally reconcile a kind, loving creator with the carnage she observes in the natural world?
(a) by realizing she's not smart enough to understand
(b) by putting it out of her mind
(c) by realizing there is no creator
(d) by reinterpreting the meaning of death

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

5. When Dillard comes upon a rooting acorn, she imagines what?
(a) reaching down to root and its shoot springing towards the heavens
(b) an squirrel grabbing the acorn and ending its fragile life
(c) the acorn burying itself to come to life in the spring
(d) a giant oak, two hundred years from then

Short Answer Questions

1. Dillard is sometimes allowed one brief glimpse of a creature. What does she call these glimpses?

2. What lures birds of all species out of their summer hiding places?

3. What could happen if the caribou migrate out of the Eskimo's range?

4. In Chapter 13, Dillard quotes Van Gogh. What did she quote?

5. How would Dillard like to see death?

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