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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 does the narrator hear when the sun comes up?

2. Most hunters don't know that the partridge likes to hang around what bush?

3. Why doesn't the woodcock dance in the brush or grass?

4. When does the woodcock begins his show every year?

5. How many fish does the narrator catch?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. According to the narrator, why do people not go to Escudillo?

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

5. Why is the flora in the area shrinking?

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

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

8. Why does the narrator say that nobody knows all the terrain on top of the White Mountain?

9. What is the most basic principle of ecology according to the narrator?

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 land health. What is his concept of land? What does he mean by land health? What are the competing views of land health amongst conservation scientists? Do we achieve land health? How?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss invasive species. What are they? How do they develop? Give specific examples. How do they relate to the Leopold's views on conservation? The land ethic? Does Leopold consider them harmful? Helpful? A combination?

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