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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Donald?
(a) Mary Heburn's first husband.
(b) Mary and Roy Hepburn's cat.
(c) A golden retriever that Roy tied to a stake.
(d) The captain of the Bahia.

2. Mary Hepburn whispers, "You are my enemy. Why would I want to carry such a terrible enemy inside of me?" What is she referring to?
(a) Her heart.
(b) Her kidneys.
(c) Her spirit.
(d) Her brain.

3. How many years does it take the Bahia to sink?
(a) 5.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 10.

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

5. What is the name given to the moment when the beaks of the blue-footed boobies are pointed in the direction exactly opposite to the pull of gravity?
(a) Beak-Pointing.
(b) Heart-Forming.
(c) Sky-Pointing.
(d) Blue-Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mary Hepburn die?

2. It is theorized that ________ created all the creatures on the Galapagos Islands, so they had no need for transportation.

3. Who coined the term "biology?"

4. What subject did Mary Hepburn teach at the public high school in Ilium, New York?

5. What is Mary Hepburn wearing when she arrives at the Hotel El Dorado?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the three examples the narrator uses to show how people can become independent from their parents.

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

3. Who stated, "The dry and parched surface, being heated by the noon-day sun, gave to the air a close and sultry feeling, like that from a stove: we fancied even that the bushes smelt unpleasantly?" What is this statement in reference to?

4. In Chapter 9, what is Roy Hepburn's dying compared to? Explain.

5. Who is Akiko, and what is unique about her? Where is she born?

6. Why does Siegfried von Kleist have no children?

7. Summarize James Wait's childhood as it is described in Chapter 3.

8. Describe the Hotel El Dorado.

9. Describe Andrew MacIntosh's personality as it is described in Chapter 19.

10. Why is Mary Hepburn practically unseen in the Hotel El Dorado?

(see the answer keys)

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