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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 does the narrator go fishing?

2. What animal do the cured oak leaves feed?

3. How many different kinds of pine tree are there in Wisconsin?

4. What kind of predator follows the meadow mouse?

5. What is the best way to hunt partridge?

Short Essay Questions

1. What distinction does the narrator make between the muskrat and the geese?

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

3. The narrator says that the only thing people hope for with respect to this painting is what?

4. How much land does the narrator say he owns?

5. Why does the narrator consider the oak tree special?

6. What does the narrator believe are the three commandments of the chickadees?

7. Why does the narrator say that November is the month of the axe?

8. When hunting partridge with his dog, the narrator stops and listens for what?

9. What happens when the narrator cuts down the oak tree?

10. What is the main argument of this book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Leopold writes that what people involve in recreational development of the wilderness needs to build receptivity into peoples' minds and make them want to protect nature and appreciate it, without the roads that damage it. Discuss. What does he mean? How does this relate to his views on conservation? The land ethic?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Leopold's view of wilderness recreation. How does this fit with his land ethic? What is the value of this type of recreation to people? What are his five components of the recreational process?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Leopold's land ethic. Be sure to include a discussion of the following: ethics in general, what the land ethic is, the reason why he developes this ethic, the premises behind the land ethic, and the implications of the land ethic for people.

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