|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the November chapter, the narrator's focus is on what?
2. Getting up early is a vice of horned owls, stars, geese and what?
3. What animal is playing on the green turf in the painting?
4. When is the best time to hunt for grouse?
5. What kind of trees do the narrator and dog arrive at during their hunt?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does a person not return for a second viewing of the "painting" that the author likes to view?
2. Why does the narrator say that nobody knows all the terrain on top of the White Mountain?
3. When the narrator sees two woodcocks sky dance, what does he not know about them?
4. Why does the narrator say that November is the month of the axe?
5. What two ideas that are part of the split-rail value does the narrator say the pioneer period creates?
6. How does the bur oak survive the prairie fires?
7. How much land does the narrator say he owns?
8. What does the narrator consider special about the woodcock?
9. The narrator says that the migratory habits of the upland plover proves that nature knows what?
10. According to the narrator, what are two problems that humans face with regards to the wilderness?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Leopold writes that a measure of success is how easy our lives are, yet too much safety means danger in the long run. Discuss. What does he mean? Use at least one specific example from the book. How does this relate to his views on conservation? The land ethic?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Discuss the biotic pyramid. What is it? How does it work? How does it relate to the land ethic? How does it relate to the balance of nature view?
This section contains 1,407 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)