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 narrator says that professors serve what?

2. What is cachinilla?

3. What makes cheat grass inedible for the livestock?

4. What animals are National Parks not able to protect?

5. When the bus passes through a cemetery, what plant does the narrator see?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the narrator consider to be part of the tragedy of the extinction of the passenger pigeon?

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

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

4. Why should a person never return to nature twice?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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 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?

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