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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, what are people not able to successfully control?
(a) The growth of invasive species.
(b) Fires.
(c) Diseases.
(d) The health of the land.

2. Why does the dairy industry want to put a dam on the river?
(a) For recreation.
(b) For preservation.
(c) For electricity.
(d) For its use in dairy farming.

3. To the superficial eye, the Gavilan region is hard, stony and full of what?
(a) Cliffs and slopes.
(b) Trees.
(c) Sand.
(d) Rocks.

4. According to the narrator, the land ethic changes the role of humans from conquerors to what?
(a) Teachers.
(b) Members of the biotic community.
(c) Students.
(d) Healers.

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

6. When does the State Conservation Department begin to rebuild the river?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1943.
(c) 1947.
(d) 1940.

7. Who does the narrator meet at the river in Chapter 13?
(a) A friend.
(b) Paul Bunyan.
(c) Two college boys.
(d) A lost dog.

8. What forms a lake in Wisconsin that is half as long as the state itself?
(a) A mammoth rock slide.
(b) Man.
(c) A volcano.
(d) A glacier.

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

10. What animals are National Parks not able to protect?
(a) Migrating birds.
(b) Larger carnivores.
(c) Field mice.
(d) Owls.

11. Who does the the state send to kill the bear?
(a) A state trooper.
(b) A government trapper.
(c) None of these.
(d) A bounty hunter.

12. Chapter 14 begins with a bus ride through which state?
(a) Idaho.
(b) Illinois.
(c) Iowa.
(d) Wisconsin.

13. One type of outdoor recreation enthusiast is the kind that wanders in the woods searching for what?
(a) The wilderness.
(b) Rare plants and birds.
(c) Mushrooms.
(d) The "perfect place".

14. What is cachinilla?
(a) An animal.
(b) A drink.
(c) A shrub.
(d) A bird.

15. What does the narrator call wildlife tourism?
(a) The wildlife management department.
(b) The nature department.
(c) The what to do department.
(d) The where to go department.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much of the woods and mountains is already taken up by mechanized recreation?

2. The narrator feels that as everyone strives for safety, prosperity and comfort, life becomes what?

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

4. The narrator likens the hunter in the Sierra Madres to what?

5. In Chapter 13, the narrator discusses the extinction of what?

(see the answer keys)

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