1. During which month does the story open?
2. According to the narrator, what “changed overnight” at the story’s opening?
(a) The weather.
(b) Nat’s heart.
(c) The politics.
(d) The world.
3. In the story’s opening paragraph, what does the reader learn about Nat Hocken?
(a) He is a war veteran.
(b) He is an ornithologist.
(c) He is the father of three children.
(d) He is an only child.
4. How many days does Nat work on the farm?
5. What type of land does Nat live on?
(a) A peninsula.
(b) An island.
(c) An isle.
(d) A land lock.
6. When does Nat most frequently pass time watching the birds?
(a) On his way home from work.
(b) Before he goes to bed.
(c) First thing in the morning.
(d) During his midday meal.
7. At the story’s opening, how does Nat describe the birds’ strange behavior?
(a) As restless.
(b) As violent.
(c) As haunting.
(d) As confused.
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