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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. Where does the narrator go to see silphium?

2. How many miles do the geese travel?

3. What is one thing that nobody knows about the woodcock and the dance?

4. According to the introduction, the first twelve chapters of the book generally are a description of what?

5. Why does the narrator like the hazel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What distinction does the narrator make between the muskrat and the geese?

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

3. What are red lanterns and what are they used for?

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

5. To what does the narrator ascribe his likes and dislikes in plants?

6. Where do tamaracks grow?

7. Why does the narrator consider the oak tree special?

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

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

10. What is the narrator trying to record when he goes out in the morning?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the biotic pyramid. What is it? How does it work? How does it relate to the land ethic? How does it relate to the balance of nature view?

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

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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