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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. A person tells a lot about animals' feeding habits during a season by looking at what?

2. How long does it take to finish the painting?

3. Why do humans begin to destroy the plover?

4. The narrator says that geese make these migratory journeys where?

5. When is the best time to hunt for grouse?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the main argument of this book?

2. What does the narrator consider special about the woodcock?

3. What does the narrator consider the "big deal" when he catches three trout?

4. What does the narrator believe are the three commandments of the chickadees?

5. What conclusion does the narrator come to with respect to the lone goose?

6. What happens when the narrator cuts down the oak tree?

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

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

9. Where do tamaracks grow?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Leopold's view of the "gadget industry", tourism, and the advertising industries, with respect to wildlife and the wilderness. What roles do each play? How do they interact with nature? With each other? Give examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Leopold writes that a measure of success is how easy our lives are, yet too much safety means danger in the long run. Discuss. What does he mean? Use at least one specific example from the book. How does this relate to his views on conservation? The land ethic?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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