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Derrick Jensen
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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 does Jensen begin doing when he doesn't jump well?
(a) Running away.
(b) Hitting others.
(c) Throwing tantrums.
(d) Walking away.

2. What robotic varmint did scientists at Tokyo University create?
(a) Robo-Rabbit.
(b) Robo-Roach.
(c) Robo-Mouse.
(d) Robo-Rat.

3. What was in Jensen's yard originally?
(a) Kentucky Bluegrass.
(b) A flower garden.
(c) Dead trees.
(d) Only dirt.

4. Whom did the judge in the animal abuse case attack?
(a) The police.
(b) The owners of the puppy mill.
(c) The animal activists.
(d) The newspaper writers.

5. Where do the Maori people live?
(a) Austria.
(b) New Zealand.
(c) England.
(d) Australia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it that Jensen believes shows the coyotes gratitude for the duck carcass?

2. What question does Jensen want answered while he is in school?

3. Jensen wanted his dogs to stop _____________.

4. What two things does Jensen indicate are often associated in modern culture?

5. What happens after the mice in the barn are killed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jensen list as some of the things that human being need?

2. What happens when Jensen tries to wall off the pain from his foot while jumping?

3. What activities do Jensen's students participate in during his creative writing class and what is the purpose of these activities?

4. In what ways does Jensen write in the chapter "The Safety of Metaphor" that the salmon and humans are similar?

5. How does Jensen interpret his dreams of fishing?

6. What does one of Jensen's scientific friends tell Jensen that would have to happen for her to believe that communication between species actually took place?

7. Why does Jensen take the two chicks to the coyote tree?

8. How does Jensen's father rationalize the fact that he beats the members of his family?

9. Why does Jensen believe that Jesus was a feminist of sorts?

10. What does Jensen wonder about the ladybug pupae feel?

(see the answer keys)

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