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. The top of the White Mountain is originally only accessible to whom?

2. When the narrator sees the air hole, what does he decide to do?

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

4. When does the narrator kill his first partridge?

5. Wildlife managers try to raise game in the wild by what means?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

Discuss Leopold's land ethic. Be sure to include a discussion of the following: ethics in general, what the land ethic is, the reason why he developes this ethic, the premises behind the land ethic, and the implications of the land ethic for people.

Essay Topic 3

At different times in the book, Leopold talks about the extinction of plants or animals, either altogether or from a certain area. Describe two of these events - what they are, how they occur, or what plant or animal is involved. How do these events relate to Leopold's view of conservation?

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