Galapagos Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the latest advance in the evolution of high explosives?

2. The balance between the colonists and their food supply is based on ________.

3. What secret does Mary Hepburn keep from the Captain in Book 2: Chapter 11?

4. Who is Leon Trout?

5. Who has become deaf after the explosion in Chapter 36?

Essay 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

The portrait of Charles Darwin hangs behind the bar in the Hotel El Dorado. Why do you think Charles Darwin is such an important figure to the characters in the novel? In your opinion, do you think Charles Darwin should be seen as an idol? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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