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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did the author go somewhere after her mother's surgery?
(a) To give her mother privacy.
(b) To pray.
(c) To collect her thoughts.
(d) To pay her respects.

2. How old was the author when she joined the Audubon Society?
(a) 13.
(b) 10.
(c) 11.
(d) 12.

3. Who originally had the idea to pump the lake's water?
(a) Joseph Smith.
(b) Wilford Woodfruff.
(c) John Taylor.
(d) Brigham Young.

4. How big was the author's mother's tumor?
(a) The size of a kiwi.
(b) The size of a cherry.
(c) The size of a grapefruit.
(d) The size of an apple.

5. What was the third option for when the lake exceeded the limits?
(a) Diking the water.
(b) Breach the causeway.
(c) Pump the water.
(d) Store the water.

6. How did the author describe her mother's chemotherapy treatments?
(a) Miserable.
(b) Strange.
(c) Hopeful.
(d) Horrible.

7. What chance of survival did Diane have during radiation?
(a) 50%
(b) 40%
(c) 30%
(d) 25%

8. Where did the author go after her mother's surgery?
(a) Her grandmother's house.
(b) The bird refuge.
(c) The Great Salt Lake.
(d) A cemetary.

9. Why does the author describe the Great Salt Lake in the way she does?
(a) It has no outlet to the ocean.
(b) It is shrinking.
(c) No animals can live around it.
(d) It is pure.

10. How does the author describe the Great Salt Lake?
(a) Selfish.
(b) Terminal.
(c) Thriving.
(d) Dying.

11. What is the name of the author's brother?
(a) Howard.
(b) Hal.
(c) Hank.
(d) Henry.

12. In what season do the Great Salt Lake levels lower?
(a) Spring.
(b) Fall.
(c) Summer.
(d) Winter.

13. How many species of birds use the refuge?
(a) 208.
(b) 158.
(c) 88.
(d) 108.

14. What is the first chapter called?
(a) Burrowing Owls.
(b) The Great Salt Lake.
(c) Great Grandma.
(d) Panthers.

15. What was Diane always at one with according to her daughter?
(a) Pain.
(b) Religion.
(c) Nature.
(d) Her soul.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Terry go after hearing her mother needed radiation?

2. What causes the depths of the Great Salt Lake to change?

3. What did the author say she gauged her life by?

4. What information did the author give at the beginning of each chapter?

5. In what season do the Great Salt Lake levels rise?

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