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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) Progress.
(b) The State Department of Fish and Game.
(c) The federal government.
(d) Congressmen.

2. According to the narrator, recreation becomes what kind of process?
(a) Mass use.
(b) Evolutionary.
(c) Self-awareness.
(d) Self-destructive.

3. When the narrator sees the air hole, what does he decide to do?
(a) Try to fish.
(b) Make it bigger.
(c) Wait.
(d) Leave.

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

5. The narrator feels that as everyone strives for safety, prosperity and comfort, life becomes what?
(a) Easier.
(b) Predictable.
(c) Dull.
(d) Exciting.

6. How much of the woods and mountains is already taken up by mechanized recreation?
(a) About 25%.
(b) About 90%.
(c) About 50%.
(d) About 75%.

7. What animals do the grizzly bear eat in the spring?
(a) Lions.
(b) Deer.
(c) Chickens.
(d) Livestock.

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

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

10. What steers the course of history, according to scientists?
(a) Economics.
(b) Plant succession.
(c) Evolution.
(d) Power.

11. The top of the White Mountain is originally only accessible to whom?
(a) Farmers.
(b) Horsemen.
(c) Animals.
(d) Hikers.

12. What is another area of Wisconsin that the narrator has a deep love for?
(a) The cities.
(b) The lakes.
(c) The sand counties.
(d) The mountains.

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

14. According to the narrator in Chapter 17, what is accepted as a necessary evil in the northwestern foothills?
(a) Cheat grass.
(b) Roaming cattle.
(c) Mosquitoes.
(d) Sagebrush.

15. What makes cheat grass inedible for the livestock?
(a) Thick leaves.
(b) Thorns.
(c) Hard stem.
(d) Prickly awns.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the narrator, too much safety in our lives means what in the long run?

2. The narrator believes that wildlife administrators are too busy figuring out what to shoot at rather than paying attention to what?

3. According to the narrator, what bird is particularly liked among people in Wisconsin?

4. The narrator discusses the travel of what through time?

5. What animals are National Parks not able to protect?

(see the answer keys)

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