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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. Why is the narrator given his first shotgun at an early age?
(a) To learn how to shoot.
(b) To shoot ducks.
(c) To shoot squirrels.
(d) To shoot rabbits.

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

3. According to the narrator, the difficult part about finding a way to return to nature is to find a way to do this without destroying what?
(a) Soil.
(b) Nature.
(c) Plants.
(d) Animals.

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

5. What plant is the biggest problem in the northwestern foothills?
(a) Degrading hay.
(b) Old alfalfa fields.
(c) Bunchgrass.
(d) Cheat grass.

Short Answer Questions

1. The top of the White Mountain is originally only accessible to whom?

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

3. What governmental district does the bus pass through?

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

5. The narrator believes that conservation is the state of harmony between the land and what?

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. Why does the narrator say that nobody knows all the terrain on top of the White Mountain?

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

5. Why are public policies involved with outdoor recreation controversial?

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

7. What does the narrator consider to be part of the tragedy of the extinction of the passenger pigeon?

8. What two ideas that are part of the split-rail value does the narrator say the pioneer period creates?

9. According to the narrator, what is the numenon and what is its opposite?

10. What does the narrator state is the main premise for ethics and the environment?

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