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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the narrator, who or what is responsible for the last of the grizzlies being shot?
(a) The State Department of Fish and Game.
(b) Congressmen.
(c) The federal government.
(d) Progress.

2. According to the narrator, today the honey-colored hills of the northwest mountains are covered with what?
(a) Degrading hay.
(b) Old alfalfa fields.
(c) Bunchgrass.
(d) Cheat grass.

3. When the narrator goes with his brother to the Colorado Delta, they camp on an estuary near the place where what bird roosts?
(a) Ducks.
(b) Grouse.
(c) Gambel quail.
(d) Geese.

4. According to the narrator, how many different components of the recreational process are there?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) Six.
(d) Five.

5. Recreation is an economic resource of the government, but the narrator believes that it also has what kind of component to it?
(a) Esthetic.
(b) Ethical.
(c) Evolutionary.
(d) Ecological.

6. According to the narrator, too much safety in our lives means what in the long run?
(a) Danger.
(b) Loss of excitement.
(c) More predictability.
(d) Less prosperity.

7. According to the narrator in Chapter 14, what is the purpose of the farms they are passing by?
(a) To preserve a way of life.
(b) To preserve the land.
(c) To make money.
(d) To grow food.

8. What flower does the narrator describe as blooming in the sand?
(a) All of the above.
(b) The dustwort.
(c) The hydrangea.
(d) The draba.

9. When the narrator finds the air hole in the frozen lake, what animal does he know comes?
(a) A rabbit.
(b) A duck.
(c) A deer.
(d) Fish.

10. Why does the state start to get rid of wolves?
(a) To optimize hunting.
(b) To permit hikers to use the mountains.
(c) To allow farmers to raise chickens.
(d) Because they cause so many problems.

11. What kind of tree does the State College want the farmers to plant?
(a) Oaks.
(b) Cottonwood.
(c) Pine.
(d) Chinese elm.

12. Who does the narrator think is the only one who listens to the wolf's howl objectively?
(a) The farmer.
(b) The White Mountain.
(c) The deer.
(d) The hunter.

13. What river does the narrator talk about in Chapter 13?
(a) The Porterville.
(b) The Sasquehena.
(c) The Flambeau.
(d) The Wisconsin River.

14. The narrator discusses the travel of what through time?
(a) An atom.
(b) An annimal.
(c) A tree.
(d) A bird.

15. In the narrator's view, wilderness is the raw material that man uses to create what?
(a) National Parks.
(b) Civilization.
(c) Recreational areas.
(d) Frontier areas.

Short Answer Questions

1. When too many people want the same trophies, what component of the trophy does this mass use problem decrease?

2. Chapter 14 begins with a bus ride through which state?

3. What are the fastest shrinking wilderness areas?

4. What plant is the biggest problem in the northwestern foothills?

5. The narrator believes that the conservation movement is the first step to acknowledging that there is an ecological necessity to establish a code of ethics for the environment and what?

(see the answer keys)

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