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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. How does the narrator die?
(a) A brain tumor.
(b) He was beheaded.
(c) He died of old age.
(d) He was ate by a shark.
2. 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?
3. What name does Zenji Hiroguchi travel under?
(a) Willard Flemming.
(b) Paloma Picasso.
(c) James Wait.
(d) Zenji Kenzaburo.
4. What do the two stars by the names of certain characters in the story mean?
(a) These characters are the most important.
(b) These characters are the only surviving characters.
(c) These characters are royal figures.
(d) These characters would be dead before the sun went down.
5. Who owns the Bahia?
(a) A pair of young German brothers.
(b) A pair of old German brothers.
(c) A pair of old German sisters.
(d) A pair of young German sisters.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is James Wait's native city?
2. 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?
3. What is the name of the body of water named in honor of Charles Darwin?
4. Who befriended Wait after he ran away from home and taught him how to be a successful homosexual prostitute?
5. What nationality does James Wait claim to be in Chapter 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. In the Captain's story he shares with Akiko, how are lobsters much like humans?
2. Why do blue-footed boobies dance the way they do in courtship?
3. Describe Andrew MacIntosh's personality as it is described in Chapter 19.
4. Why is the Bahia considered to be a ghost ship in the opinion of humankind?
5. What is the launching of Reyes's missile compared to in Chapter 34?
6. In the beginning of Chapter 13, what is Selena and Hisako seeking and finding?
7. What is the irony behind the marriage of Mary Kaplan and Willard Flemming in Book 2: Chapter 4?
8. Why are the Kanka-bono girls laughing at the Captain in Chapter 11? Why does the Captain think they are laughing?
9. Discuss the three examples the narrator uses to show how people can become independent from their parents.
10. How is Prince Richard murdered? Who kills him?
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