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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 kind of grass do the cattle love to eat?
(a) Wheatgrass.
(b) Downy chess.
(c) Bitterbrush.
(d) Sagegrass.

2. What is one of the main birds that makes the marshland its home, as the marshes are moving northward to Canada?
(a) The sandwort.
(b) The grouse.
(c) The spotted warbler.
(d) The grebe.

3. Who actually kills the bear?
(a) The government trapper.
(b) The state trooper.
(c) The bear shoots himself.
(d) A local farmer.

4. Why does the state start to get rid of wolves?
(a) Because they cause so many problems.
(b) To optimize hunting.
(c) To allow farmers to raise chickens.
(d) To permit hikers to use the mountains.

5. What bird is only found only in the sand counties?
(a) The clay colored sparrow.
(b) The woodpecker.
(c) The jackpine.
(d) The golden duck.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When the narrator sees the air hole, what does he decide to do?

3. According to the narrator in Chapter 17, what is accepted as a necessary evil in the northwestern foothills?

4. The narrator discusses the travel of what through time?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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. Why are public policies involved with outdoor recreation controversial?

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

6. How does the narrator believe conservation is taught?

7. What is meant by invasive species?

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

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

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

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