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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. The narrator states that the level of violence on the land is directly related to what?
(a) The health of the land.
(b) The native animals.
(c) Population density.
(d) The native plants.

2. When does the narrator kill his first partridge?
(a) In his third hunting season.
(b) In his first hunting season.
(c) In his fourth hunting season.
(d) In his second hunting season.

3. What makes cheat grass inedible for the livestock?
(a) Thick leaves.
(b) Prickly awns.
(c) Hard stem.
(d) Thorns.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator believes that the conservation movement is the first step to acknowledging that there is an ecological necessity to establish a code of ethics for the environment and what?

2. Who does the the state send to kill the bear?

3. According to the narrator, what are people not able to successfully control?

4. According to the narrator, too much safety in our lives means what in the long run?

5. What river does the narrator talk about in Chapter 13?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

5. Why does the narrator find that the sand farms aren't as poor as people think?

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

7. How does peoples' ability to enjoy nature begin?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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