Galapagos Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What magazine does Andrew MacIntosh read from cover to cover every month?

2. What did Mary Hepburn's husband, Roy, die from?

3. Who claimed the Galapagos Islands in 1832?

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

5. Who tells Mary Hepburn the Bahia has landed on the Island of Santa Rosalia?

Short Essay Questions

1. When does Adolf von Kleist tell Mary Hepburn that he might be a carrier of Huntington's chorea?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Give two theories that are discussed for how animals arrived on the Galapagos Islands.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In your opinion, how are women viewed in the novel Galapagos? Are women overruled by their male counterparts or are women treated equally? Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Technology and robots are widely seen and used throughout the novel. In what ways has technology effected the characters in the novel? What dangers are there for a society which greatly depends on technology?

Essay Topic 3

Mandarax speaks in quotes. Examine three specific quotes Mandarax uses and discuss the impact of these quotes on the novel.

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