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. Chapter 14 begins with a bus ride through which state?

2. Who does the the state send to kill the bear?

3. The narrator believes that wildlife administrators are too busy figuring out what to shoot at rather than paying attention to what?

4. What river does the narrator talk about in Chapter 13?

5. The narrator believes that the conservation movement is the first step to acknowledging that there is an ecological necessity to establish a code of ethics for the environment and what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is meant by invasive species?

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

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

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

7. What two ideas that are part of the split-rail value does the narrator say the pioneer period creates?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Leopold writes "The life of every river sings its own song". Discuss. What does he mean? How does it relate to the land ethic?

Essay Topic 3

Leopold writes that he is the "sole owner of all the acres [he] walks over". Discuss. What does he mean? What is the context within the book? Does he mean this literally? How does this relate to his view of land?

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