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

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

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

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

5. In the narrator's view, wilderness is the raw material that man uses to create what?
(a) National Parks.
(b) Recreational areas.
(c) Civilization.
(d) Frontier areas.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to the narrator, when he kills his first wolf what does he see in its eyes?

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

4. Why is the narrator given his first shotgun at an early age?

5. According to the narrator, who or what is responsible for the last of the grizzlies being shot?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does the narrator believe conservation is taught?

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

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