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. According to the narrator, when he kills his first wolf what does he see in its eyes?

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. The narrator states that the level of violence on the land is directly related to what?

4. When the narrator finds the air hole in the frozen lake, what animal does he know comes?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is meant by invasive species?

2. Why does the narrator find that the sand farms aren't as poor as people think?

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

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

5. According to the narrator, what are two problems that humans face with regards to the wilderness?

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

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

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

9. What is the best way to manage national parks according to the narrator?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Leopold's view of wilderness recreation. How does this fit with his land ethic? What is the value of this type of recreation to people? What are his five components of the recreational process?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the biotic pyramid. What is it? How does it work? How does it relate to the land ethic? How does it relate to the balance of nature view?

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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