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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's brain is so big that it can show him movies in his head which stars him and his dependents as millionaires?
(a) Leon Trout.
(b) Andrew MacIntosh.
(c) Domingo Quezeda.
(d) Jesús Ortiz.

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

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

4. Who is considered to be wild and greedy and inconsiderate, but not insane?
(a) James Wait.
(b) Andrew MacIntosh.
(c) Mary Hepburn.
(d) Hernando Cruz.

5. What name does Zenji Hiroguchi travel under?
(a) James Wait.
(b) Zenji Kenzaburo.
(c) Willard Flemming.
(d) Paloma Picasso.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what language does Andrew MacIntosh speak to Jesús Ortiz in?

2. Where do Panama hats come from?

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

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

5. What country is Peru about to declare war on in Chapter 22?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mary Hepburn believe she had a brain tumor in Chapter 7?

2. How does Mary Hepburn recognize the Island of Santa Rosalia in Chapter 24?

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

4. What is Mandarax? Who created it? How many Mandarax were made? What is its function?

5. What two promises does Roy Hepburn ask his wife to keep on his deathbed?

6. Why does the narrator choose the Captain's head to get into in Chapter 23?

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

8. 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?

9. Describe Jesus Ortiz . What is his brain capable of doing?

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

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