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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the summer, the weather on White Mountain is unpredictable because of what?
(a) Lightning.
(b) Summer snow storms.
(c) Summer rain storms.
(d) Wind.

2. The narrator believes that conservation is the state of harmony between the land and what?
(a) Plants.
(b) Man.
(c) Animals.
(d) Nature.

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

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

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

6. The narrator believes that wildlife administrators are too busy figuring out what to shoot at rather than paying attention to what?
(a) The type of guns being used.
(b) What is happening to the wildlife.
(c) The cultural values of shooting.
(d) The false advertisments.

7. According to the narrator, what is sportsmanship aimed at getting rid of?
(a) Bullets that kill many animals at once.
(b) Decoys.
(c) Guns.
(d) Gadgets.

8. When does the narrator buy a farm?
(a) 1940s.
(b) 1910s.
(c) 1930s.
(d) 1920s.

9. What is on top of the White Mountain?
(a) Rocks.
(b) A desert.
(c) A meadow.
(d) A boneyard.

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

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

12. What is one of the main birds that makes the marshland its home, as the marshes are moving northward to Canada?
(a) The sandwort.
(b) The grebe.
(c) The spotted warbler.
(d) The grouse.

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

14. According to the narrator, what is the main weakness for conservation?
(a) The lack of support.
(b) The lack of economic importance.
(c) The lack of education.
(d) The lack of money.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the state start to get rid of wolves?

2. According to the narrator, the land ethic changes the role of humans from conquerors to what?

3. When the narrator sees the air hole, what does he decide to do?

4. What kind of tree does the State College want the farmers to plant?

5. Who does the narrator think is the only one who listens to the wolf's howl objectively?

(see the answer keys)

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