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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 conservation. What is his definition? What does he consider the weaknesses of conservation? Strengths? Does economic progress and development balance with conservation? According to Leopold, which is winning? What does Leopold think needs to be done?

Essay Topic 2

There are numerous examples of anthropomorphism in the book. Explain what this term means. Give at least five examples of how the author uses it. Discuss why he uses this technique.

Essay Topic 3

Leopold states that the evolution of a land ethic is both emotional and intellectual. Discuss. What does he mean? What is the relative importance of each?

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