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

2. What kind of grass do the cattle love to eat?

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

4. What does the narrator call wildlife tourism?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does the narrator believe conservation is taught?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Leopold's view of wildlife in American culture. What are the three different values that people have when it comes to nature? Which are most important and why? What roles do wildlife managers and administrators play?

Essay Topic 2

Leopold writes that what people involve in recreational development of the wilderness needs to build receptivity into peoples' minds and make them want to protect nature and appreciate it, without the roads that damage it. Discuss. What does he mean? How does this relate to his views on conservation? The land ethic?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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