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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What happens to the hunter after he shoots?
(a) He misfires.
(b) He does a victory dance.
(c) He decides to go home.
(d) His ears are ringing.
2. George and Emil disagree that ducks can do what at birth?
(b) Follow their mothers.
3. What are the men contemplating at the end of the play?
(a) They are contemplating the park.
(b) They are contemplating hawks.
(c) They are contemplating how the world might turn someday.
(d) They are contemplating what to eat for lunch.
4. What, according to George, is the Law of Life?
(a) Make new friends, but keep the old.
(b) Treat others as you would like to be treated.
(c) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
(d) Some must die so that others can live.
5. Who is the hereditary Enemy of the Duck?
(c) Small vicious children.
(d) The Blue Heron.
Short Answer Questions
1. Emil claims there is enough food to "gorge the countless _____ of South America."
2. According to George, the duck is full of what?
3. Why has man watched birds for so long?
4. To what bodily function do the two compare the mystery of the ducks' purpose?
5. What imaginary line do Emil and George dream of flying over as ducks?
Short Essay Questions
1. What occurrences are part of George and Emil's belief that everything has a purpose?
2. According to Emil, what is happening to some fish near Australia?
3. What does George think differentiates a pigeon from a duck?
4. Why do George and Emil support spending money on wildlife?
5. What do the men discover is the trick to duck season?
6. On what fact about ducks do the men disagree?
7. What cycle must the lead duck go through?
8. What aspect of barnyard ducks' lives do George and Emil agree they are better off not knowing?
9. Why does George talk about symbiosis?
10. What was George reading about the balance of nature?
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