Galapagos Test | Final 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. The narrator's mom once told him that he had the blood of a ________ noblemen flowing through his veins.

2. What does James Wait say he thought people were put on earth to do?

3. What animal is Mary Hepburn hallucinating to be while suffocating herself?

4. What doubt does Mary Hepburn have that leads her to take action to get a Kanka-bono girl pregnant?

5. What is the theory behind people with more of a streamlined skull?

Short Essay Questions

1. After 10 years on the Island, how does the Captain change?

2. Why does Siegfried von Kleist dance in Chapter 37?

3. What happens to Kazakh in Chapter 31?

4. How does the narrator write this story?

5. How does Quezeda feed his brain's thirst for self-esteem and alcohol?

6. Why is the Bahia considered to be a ghost ship in the opinion of humankind?

7. What does the cancellation of "the Nature Cruise of the Century" mean to everyone in the bus in front of the Hotel El Dorado?

8. Did James Wait ever reproduce? Explain.

9. Does Leon Trout obey the Father's request for him to go into the blue tunnel? Explain.

10. In Book 2: Chapter 12, what does the narrator suggest as a means for Mary Hepburn to keep on living with the Captain for a little while longer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Book 1: Chapter 2, the narrator sees the blind Selena as an "experiment by Nature." Explain what the narrator means by an "experiment by Nature." Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

How are the blue-footed boobies in the novel symbolic? Why do you think the author puts such an emphasis on the blue-footed boobies? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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