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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. What flower does the narrator write about in April?

2. How does the painting, that the narrator describes in August, begin?

3. What is a good indicator of whether a farmer protects his corn crop from deer?

4. Where do the animals go when they are pushed out of their home by the floods?

5. Who paints the picture or scene that the narrator likes to view?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What two natural enemies do the plover and man have in common?

3. What is the narrator trying to record when he goes out in the morning?

4. Where does the skunk trail go and what is the narrator's conclusion?

5. What is the main argument of this book?

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

7. Why does the narrator say that most paintings become famous?

8. What can people learn from animal tracks?

9. What are red lanterns and what are they used for?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Leopold writes "The life of every river sings its own song". Discuss. What does he mean? How does it relate to the land ethic?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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