A Sand County Almanac Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What plant is the biggest problem in the northwestern foothills?

2. What sport does the narrator think is very corrupt?

3. According to the narrator, what is the main weakness for conservation?

4. The narrator likens the hunter in the Sierra Madres to what?

5. The narrator discusses the travel of what through time?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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