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 kind of grass do the cattle love to eat?

2. When does the narrator buy a farm?

3. The top of the White Mountain is originally only accessible to whom?

4. One type of outdoor recreation enthusiast is the kind that wanders in the woods searching for what?

5. The narrator says that professors serve what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are public policies involved with outdoor recreation controversial?

2. According to the narrator, what is the one thing that cheat grass is good for?

3. Where is the history of the area of White Mountain recorded?

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

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

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

7. The narrator compares puccoons to what other plant and why?

8. Why does the narrator find that the sand farms aren't as poor as people think?

9. Why should a person never return to nature twice?

10. According to the narrator, what is the numenon and what is its opposite?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

Leopold uses specific plants and animals. Give at least five examples of specific plants and animals. Describe them and how he uses them. Explain why he uses them and not others.

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