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

2. Wildlife managers try to raise game in the wild by what means?
(a) Manipulating the environment.
(b) Limiting the types of guns that are used.
(c) Limiting the length of the hunting season.
(d) Limiting the amount of wildlife that are killed.

3. 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.

4. What is another area of Wisconsin that the narrator has a deep love for?
(a) The sand counties.
(b) The lakes.
(c) The mountains.
(d) The cities.

5. Who does the narrator think is the only one who listens to the wolf's howl objectively?
(a) The hunter.
(b) The farmer.
(c) The deer.
(d) The White Mountain.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the dairy industry want to put a dam on the river?

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

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

4. What does the bus pass through, after it passes State College?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to the narrator, what is the one thing that cheat grass is good for?

3. 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?

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

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

6. What is meant by invasive species?

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

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

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

10. What is the best way to manage national parks according to the narrator?

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