A Sand County Almanac Test | Final 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 river does the narrator talk about in Chapter 13?

2. What kind of tree does the State College want the farmers to plant?

3. The narrator discusses the travel of what through time?

4. According to the narrator, the land ethic changes the role of humans from conquerors to what?

5. What is on top of the White Mountain?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the narrator state is the main premise for ethics and the environment?

2. How does peoples' ability to enjoy nature begin?

3. How does the narrator believe conservation is taught?

4. Why does the State College want farmers to plant Chinese elms rather than cottonwoods?

5. Why does the State Conservation Department buy back land along the Flambeau River?

6. According to the narrator, what do people need to do who are a part of recreational development?

7. What is the best way to manage national parks according to the narrator?

8. What are the conditions that the narrator's father set when he gives the narrator permission to shoot partridges?

9. The narrator says that he thinks getting rid of the wolves means more deer, but this isn't the case in the long run. Why?

10. Why does the narrator say that nobody knows all the terrain on top of the White Mountain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role of governmental policies and regulations with respect to wildlife and wilderness. Are the policies consistent? What interests do they mean to protect - wildlife or people? Or does it depend on the circumstances? What are Leopold's views? Use the migratory birds and grizzly bears as examples.

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