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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the ship that Darwin took on a mapping expedition that would take him completely around the world and would last five years?
(a) The Beetle.
(b) The Bangle.
(c) The Bronco.
(d) The Beagle.

2. What is the name of the archipelago of volcanic peaks due west of Guayaquil?
(a) The Galapagos Islands.
(b) The Solomon Islands.
(c) The Fiji Islands.
(d) The Kuril Islands.

3. What single word adequately describes Charles Darwin's transformation of the Galapagos Islands from worthless to priceless?
(a) Predictable.
(b) Magical.
(c) Mundane.
(d) Impotent.

4. Who says: "Good luck, my Swedish princess. I shall dream of you."
(a) Domingo Quezeda.
(b) Jesús Ortiz.
(c) Andrew MacIntosh.
(d) Hernando Cruz.

5. Where do Panama hats come from?
(a) Madagascar.
(b) Guyana.
(c) Panama.
(d) Ecuador.

6. Where was the Bahia built?
(a) Greece.
(b) Russia.
(c) Ecuador.
(d) Sweden.

7. What happened to Adolf's parents?
(a) They were murdered.
(b) They were killed by a meteorite.
(c) They got lost at sea.
(d) They moved to the Galapagos Islands.

8. Who has a stuffed Galapagos marine iguana on his desk?
(a) Siegfried von Kleist.
(b) Bobby King.
(c) Andrew MacIntosh.
(d) Adolf von Kleist.

9. What bloodsucking animal, found on the Island of Santa Rosalia, survive by pecking at the long neck of an unheeding booby until it has raised little beads of blood?
(a) Peacocks.
(b) Geospiza difficilis.
(c) Pink Flamingos.
(d) Red-footed boobies.

10. Who is the 35-year-old American male who could not swim a stroke, who intended to get from the South American continent to the Galapagos Islands?
(a) Leon Trout.
(b) James Wait.
(c) Zenji Hiroguchi.
(d) Charles Darwin.

11. What is the capital of Ecuador?
(a) Tulcán.
(b) Guayaquil.
(c) Quito.
(d) Guaranda.

12. How does the narrator die?
(a) A brain tumor.
(b) He was beheaded.
(c) He was ate by a shark.
(d) He died of old age.

13. Who tells Mary Hepburn the Bahia has landed on the Island of Santa Rosalia?
(a) The Captain.
(b) A little bird.
(c) Andrew MacIntosh.
(d) An iguana.

14. The Bahia is technically a ship designed for ________.
(a) War.
(b) Cargo.
(c) Scuba diving.
(d) Fishing.

15. What year was Charles Darwin born?
(a) 1776.
(b) 1492.
(c) 1941.
(d) 1802.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two names are left off the Bahia passenger list as a matter of delicacy?

2. Who is considered the ancestor of every human being on the face of the earth and the Captain of the Bahia?

3. To whom does Andrew MacIntosh reveal his real reason for flying Selena, Kazakh, and the Hiroguchis from Merida to Guayaquil?

4. Who wants to become a major property owner in Ecuador?

5. Where did Wait meet, court, and marry his first wife?

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