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 summer, the weather on White Mountain is unpredictable because of what?

2. When the narrator goes with his brother to the Colorado Delta, they camp on an estuary near the place where what bird roosts?

3. In Chapter 13, the narrator discusses the extinction of what?

4. How much of the woods and mountains is already taken up by mechanized recreation?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is meant by invasive species?

10. How does the narrator believe conservation is taught?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss invasive species. What are they? How do they develop? Give specific examples. How do they relate to the Leopold's views on conservation? The land ethic? Does Leopold consider them harmful? Helpful? A combination?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Leopold's view of land health. What is his concept of land? What does he mean by land health? What are the competing views of land health amongst conservation scientists? Do we achieve land health? How?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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