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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

Leopold describes his travels to some specific areas. Choose one of these. Describe the area that is involved and what the environment is. Why does Leopold include this specific area? How does this relate to his 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

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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