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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. How does Jensen know it is the coyotes who are eating his offerings of bread?
(a) There are no more deer left.
(b) He sees their prints.
(c) The bring him meat.
(d) He sees the animals.

2. In the parable of the box, who does the man on the box represent?
(a) Free trade.
(b) The authorities.
(c) The common people.
(d) Jesus.

3. Jensen's cat jumps into his lap and then goes to the litter box to show ______________.
(a) She is bored.
(b) There is no litter.
(c) She can follow the rules.
(d) Jensen the box is dirty.

4. What does Jensen say underlies the different forms of coercion?
(a) Production.
(b) Money.
(c) Love.
(d) Silence.

5. Why does Jensen believe his father continued to call him?
(a) He was curious about his son's actions.
(b) He wanted to see him again.
(c) He loved him.
(d) He was still trying to control him.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the last time Jensen saw his father?

2. Why did Jensen not go to the hospital with his Crohn's?

3. What has Jensen been taking to the coyote tree in the chapter "Violence Revisited?"

4. In order to survive, what must we learn to discern the difference between?

5. To what does Cleve Backster give polygraph tests?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jensen say is the real lesson of Jesus?

2. What does Jensen mean when he says that he "died" to Crohn's disease?

3. What does Jensen's friend Dave think about his life?

4. As a beekeeper, how did Jensen make money with his bees?

5. Why does the Forest Service choose to give heart rot fungus to healthy trees?

6. How does Jensen critique his writing in the chapter "Coercion?"

7. What two options does Jensen offer for the time when civilization finally collapses?

8. Under what circumstances did the plants become attuned to the brine shrimp?

9. How does food exemplify the difficulty of withdrawing oneself from the current economy?

10. How does Cleve Backster come to be experimenting on plants?

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