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

2. When the bus passes through a cemetery, what plant does the narrator see?
(a) Puccoons.
(b) Silphium.
(c) Pasque-flowers.
(d) Draba.

3. When too many people want the same trophies, what component of the trophy does this mass use problem decrease?
(a) The color.
(b) The origin.
(c) The quality.
(d) The style.

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

5. What are the fastest shrinking wilderness areas?
(a) Prairies.
(b) Forests.
(c) Coastlines.
(d) Grasslands.

Short Answer Questions

1. What flower does the narrator describe as blooming in the sand?

2. What steers the course of history, according to scientists?

3. In Chapter 13, the narrator discusses the extinction of what?

4. According to the narrator, wilderness for recreation is extremely what?

5. According to the narrator, the land ethic changes the role of humans from conquerors to what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the State Conservation Department buy back land along the Flambeau River?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is meant by invasive species?

9. What are the conditions that the narrator's father set when he gives the narrator permission to shoot partridges?

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

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