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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. In Chapter 14, what are the grandfather and grandson cutting down?
(a) Cottonwood tree.
(b) Oak tree.
(c) Chinese elm tree.
(d) Pine tree.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator says that professors serve what?

2. What animals do the grizzly bear eat in the spring?

3. When does the narrator kill his first partridge?

4. When does the State Conservation Department begin to rebuild the river?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. The narrator states that State College is more concerned with beauty and ease than with what?

2. What are the three different values listed by the narrator that people have when it comes to nature?

3. According to the narrator, what do people need to do who are a part of recreational development?

4. Why does the State College want farmers to plant Chinese elms rather than cottonwoods?

5. The narrator compares puccoons to what other plant and why?

6. Why should a person never return to nature twice?

7. According to the narrator, why do people not go to Escudillo?

8. How does the narrator believe conservation is taught?

9. The narrator says that he thinks getting rid of the wolves means more deer, but this isn't the case in the long run. Why?

10. Where is the history of the area of White Mountain recorded?

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