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. In the narrator's view, wilderness is the raw material that man uses to create what?

2. 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?

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

4. According to the narrator, too much safety in our lives means what in the long run?

5. What kind of tree does the State College want the farmers to plant?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

8. What are the three different values listed by the narrator that people have when it comes to nature?

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

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

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

There are numerous examples of anthropomorphism in the book. Explain what this term means. Give at least five examples of how the author uses it. Discuss why he uses this technique.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Leopold's view of hunting. Include both duck hunting and fox hunting in your discussion. What does he mean by a corrupt sport? How does this relate to his views on conservation? The land ethic?

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