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

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. in 1986 A.D., where was the chief seaport of the little South American democracy of Ecuador?
(a) Guayaquil.
(b) Babahoyo.
(c) Esmeraldas.
(d) Guaranda.

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

5. Who was a former citizen of the Soviet Union and has been granted political asylum in Great Britain?
(a) Bobby King.
(b) Kilgore Trout.
(c) Rudolf Nureyev.
(d) Andrew MacIntosh.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Mary Hepburn die?

3. What year was Charles Darwin born?

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

5. When is the Bahia scheduled to sail?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the Hotel El Dorado.

4. Compare and contrast Mandarax to Gokubi.

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

10. In a desperate attempt to keep his passengers from canceling their cruise on the Bahia, what does Bobby King do?

(see the answer keys)

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