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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What subject did Mary Hepburn teach at the public high school in Ilium, New York?
(a) Social Studies.
(b) Biology.
(c) Mathematics.
(d) Literature.

2. According to the narrator, what two animals keep the human population nice and manageable, and nobody starves?
(a) Blue-footed boobies and finches.
(b) Sea turtles and fish.
(c) Dolphins and stingrays.
(d) Killer whales and sharks.

3. Who's head does the narrator get into while he rides in a taxicab from Guayaquil International Airport to the Bahia?
(a) James Wait.
(b) Seigfried von Kleist.
(c) Charles Darwin.
(d) Adolf von Kleist.

4. Who's portrait is behind the bar at the Hotel El Dorado?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Galileo.
(c) Archimedes.
(d) Charles Darwin.

5. Who has claimed to have been exposed to radiation when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan?
(a) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
(b) Hisako Hiroguchi.
(c) Willard Flemming.
(d) Selena MacIntosh.

6. What magazine does Andrew MacIntosh read from cover to cover every month?
(a) Forbes Magazine.
(b) National Geographic.
(c) Reader's Digest.
(d) Times Magazine.

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

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

9. What was the narrator's father's occupation?
(a) A scientist.
(b) A science-fiction writer.
(c) A pastry chef.
(d) A biology teacher.

10. Who is considered the ancestor of every human being on the face of the earth and the Captain of the Bahia?
(a) Siegfried von Kleist.
(b) Adolf von Kleist.
(c) Hisako Hiroguchi.
(d) Leon Trout.

11. In what language does Andrew MacIntosh speak to Jesús Ortiz in?
(a) Kongo.
(b) Swedish.
(c) English.
(d) Spanish.

12. When his beauty began to fade, Wait became an instructor in __________ dancing.
(a) Salsa.
(b) Contemporary.
(c) Jazz.
(d) Ballroom.

13. What is ikebana?
(a) The Japanese art of pottery making.
(b) The Chinese art of sculpture making.
(c) The Chinese art of flower arranging.
(d) The Japanese art of flower arranging.

14. Who is a bartender at the Hotel El Dorado and a 21 year old descendant of proud Inca noblemen?
(a) Leon Trout.
(b) James Wait.
(c) Willard Flemming.
(d) Jesus Ortiz.

15. 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) James Wait.
(b) Charles Darwin.
(c) Leon Trout.
(d) Zenji Hiroguchi.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who befriended Wait after he ran away from home and taught him how to be a successful homosexual prostitute?

2. When is the Bahia scheduled to sail?

3. What nationality does James Wait claim to be in Chapter 2?

4. Where was the Bahia built?

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

(see the answer keys)

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