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. Why is the narrator given his first shotgun at an early age?

2. What bird is only found only in the sand counties?

3. What steers the course of history, according to scientists?

4. According to the narrator in Chapter 17, what is accepted as a necessary evil in the northwestern foothills?

5. What sport does the narrator think is very corrupt?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

5. According to the narrator, why do people not go to Escudillo?

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

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

8. The narrator states that State College is more concerned with beauty and ease than with what?

9. How does the narrator believe conservation is taught?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Discuss the structure of the book. What are the three major sections of the book? Describe each section briefly. Why do you think the book is divided in this manner? What purpose does this serve for the reader?

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