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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. The woodcock begins its overture with throaty chirps that are spaced how far apart?

2. What fish is the narrator fishing for?

3. For how long does the faithful oak tree provide wood for the narrator's family?

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

5. What kind of predator follows the meadow mouse?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is the history of the area of White Mountain recorded?

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

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

4. How does the bur oak survive the prairie fires?

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

6. With regards to hunting partridges, the narrator says that he and his dog have what kind of relationship?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Leopold's view of conservation. What is his definition? What does he consider the weaknesses of conservation? Strengths? Does economic progress and development balance with conservation? According to Leopold, which is winning? What does Leopold think needs to be done?

Essay Topic 2

Leopold states that the evolution of a land ethic is both emotional and intellectual. Discuss. What does he mean? What is the relative importance of each?

Essay Topic 3

At different times in the book, Leopold talks about the extinction of plants or animals, either altogether or from a certain area. Describe two of these events - what they are, how they occur, or what plant or animal is involved. How do these events relate to Leopold's view of conservation?

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