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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. What country is Peru about to declare war on in Chapter 22?
(a) Brazil.
(b) Ecuador.
(c) Paraguay.
(d) Guyana.

2. In what year was the last human marriage in the Galapagos Islands performed?
(a) 1802.
(b) 23011.
(c) 20000.
(d) 2012.

3. Who owns the Bahia?
(a) A pair of young German sisters.
(b) A pair of young German brothers.
(c) A pair of old German brothers.
(d) A pair of old German sisters.

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

5. 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) Pink Flamingos.
(b) Red-footed boobies.
(c) Geospiza difficilis.
(d) Peacocks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the Ecuadorian currency that has become worth less than a banana peel?

2. What bird becomes crucial to the survival of the little human colony on Santa Rosalia?

3. How many species of finch are on the Island of Santa Rosalia?

4. Where was the Bahia built?

5. What is the capital of Ecuador?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way is Mary Hepburn "Mother Nature Personified?"

2. 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?

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

4. What had Hernando Cruz planned to do to the Bahia if the trip was canceled?

5. Who discovered the Galapagos Islands in 1535 A.D.?

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

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

8. Why do blue-footed boobies dance the way they do in courtship?

9. Compare and contrast the Bahia De Darwin to the Beagle.

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

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