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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where are the answer to #163 going?
2. In this book the author is not only striving to understand the natural world, but to understand this acceptance:
3. What does the author think about the price of fish?
4. How large might a root system for winter rye grass plant grow?
5. What does Dillard say is the driving force after reproduction in the animal kingdom?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Dillard's encounter with the circular snake skin. How did she use it in thinking about time? Do you agree with her beliefs about time? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
In chapter fourteen, Dillard wants to go "northing," as a means to pare down to the essence. She will not go "northing" this year, but she will wait where she is and welcome the North wind as it scours the land around her. What do you think she means by wanting to go "northing?" Discuss both the physical aspect and the mystical or spiritual aspect of this term as Dillard uses it.
Essay Topic 3
Dillard understands the world of predators better than that of parasites. She writes that at least one has a fighting chance when up against a predator. Why do you think she felt this way? Use examples in your discussion of the behavior of parasites and predators.
This section contains 320 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)