A Sand County Almanac Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the best place to place a trap for a chickadee?

2. What flower does the narrator write about in April?

3. What animal/bird does the plover follow?

4. What does the narrator's dog do when the narrator misses a shot?

5. What is one thing that nobody knows about the woodcock and the dance?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the meadow mouse live in the winter?

2. When the narrator sees two woodcocks sky dance, what does he not know about them?

3. Who or what is the third enemy of the plover?

4. What does the narrator consider the "big deal" when he catches three trout?

5. Why does the narrator like the time when it floods?

6. To what does the narrator ascribe his likes and dislikes in plants?

7. Where do tamaracks grow?

8. Why do pines have the reputation of being green year round?

9. Why does a person not return for a second viewing of the "painting" that the author likes to view?

10. Why is the flora in the area shrinking?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Leopold's view of hunting. Include both duck hunting and fox hunting in your discussion. What does he mean by a corrupt sport? How does this relate to his views on conservation? The land ethic?

Essay Topic 2

Leopold describes his travels to some specific areas. Choose one of these. Describe the area that is involved and what the environment is. Why does Leopold include this specific area? How does this relate to his land ethic?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role of governmental policies and regulations with respect to wildlife and wilderness. Are the policies consistent? What interests do they mean to protect - wildlife or people? Or does it depend on the circumstances? What are Leopold's views? Use the migratory birds and grizzly bears as examples.

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