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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. How many values does the narrator say that people have when it comes to nature?
3. According to the narrator, what bird is particularly liked among people in Wisconsin?
4. What steers the course of history, according to scientists?
5. What are the fastest shrinking wilderness areas?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is meant by invasive species?
2. What two ideas that are part of the split-rail value does the narrator say the pioneer period creates?
3. What is the best way to manage national parks according to the narrator?
4. Why does the State Conservation Department buy back land along the Flambeau River?
5. What does the narrator consider to be part of the tragedy of the extinction of the passenger pigeon?
6. Why should a person never return to nature twice?
7. The narrator compares puccoons to what other plant and why?
8. The narrator states that State College is more concerned with beauty and ease than with what?
9. According to the narrator, why do people not go to Escudillo?
10. Where is the history of the area of White Mountain recorded?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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