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

2. Who actually kills the bear?
(a) The state trooper.
(b) The government trapper.
(c) The bear shoots himself.
(d) A local farmer.

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

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

5. The narrator likens the hunter in the Sierra Madres to what?
(a) Monkeys.
(b) Bears.
(c) Conquistadors.
(d) Soldiers.

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

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

8. What kind of grass do the cattle love to eat?
(a) Downy chess.
(b) Bitterbrush.
(c) Sagegrass.
(d) Wheatgrass.

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

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

11. 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.

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

13. What bird is only found only in the sand counties?
(a) The woodpecker.
(b) The jackpine.
(c) The golden duck.
(d) The clay colored sparrow.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the the state send to kill the bear?

2. According to the narrator, what is the main weakness for conservation?

3. According to the narrator, what is sportsmanship aimed at getting rid of?

4. When does the narrator kill his first partridge?

5. What is one of the main birds that makes the marshland its home, as the marshes are moving northward to Canada?

(see the answer keys)

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