Galapagos Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. Describe the city of Guayaquil as it is described in Chapter 1.

The city of Guayaquil is very hot and humid since the city was built on the springy marsh through which the mingled waters of several rivers drained. Guayaquil is the chief seaport of the little South American democracy of Ecuador high in the Andes Mountains.

2. What mystery in 1986 A.D. is discussed in Chapter 1?

The mystery in 1986 A.D. is how so many creatures, which could not swim great distances, reached the Galapagos Islands.

3. Give two theories that are discussed for how animals arrived on the Galapagos Islands.

Two theories that are discussed for how animals arrived on the Galapagos Islands are: that God Almighty had created all the animals on the Island and so they had no need for transportation. Another theory is that they had been shooed ashore there two-by-two down the gangplank of Noah's Ark.

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