Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the chickadee come by when a person is out chopping trees?
2. The narrator says that geese make these migratory journeys where?
3. The woodcock begins its overture with throaty chirps that are spaced how far apart?
4. Where does the meadow mouse live in the winter?
5. In Adams County, October is the hunting season for what?
Short Essay Questions
1. To what does the narrator ascribe his likes and dislikes in plants?
2. The narrator compares puccoons to what other plant and why?
3. When the narrator sees two woodcocks sky dance, what does he not know about them?
4. Why are public policies involved with outdoor recreation controversial?
5. How much land does the narrator say he owns?
6. Why does a person not return for a second viewing of the "painting" that the author likes to view?
7. Why does the narrator consider the oak tree special?
8. According to the narrator, why do people not go to Escudillo?
9. What does the narrator call a real gift in his woods?
10. What does the narrator consider special about the woodcock?
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?
Leopold writes that he is the "sole owner of all the acres [he] walks over". Discuss. What does he mean? What is the context within the book? Does he mean this literally? How does this relate to his view of land?
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?
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