Gorillas in the Mist 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. Which of the following is not one of the zones discussed by Fossey?

2. What item does the gorilla want more than anything?

3. Fossey notes that Beethoven has been healing well but has starting acting ____.

4. What is the name given to the young silverback?

5. One of the young silverbacks has been injured by which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the first things Fossey did when arriving in Nairobi?

2. Discuss the introduction of Sanwekwe. Who is Sanwekwe? What is the person's job?

3. What happened to Coco and Pucker? What was Fossey's reaction?

4. What was Fossey's initial dream? How did it come to fruition?

5. Discuss the behaviors tolerated by Cindy.

6. What positive news did Fossey receive regarding the funding for the trip?

7. What caused Bravado to change drastically?

8. Discuss the birth of Pantsy's son. What happened to the little one? What were Fossey's suspicions?

9. Examine Effie's serious wounds and how they were treated.

10. Discuss how Alan Root helped Fossey establish a base camp. Where was it located? What types of things did Fossey attempt to put into place?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As with many researchers and projects of note, Dian Fossey started a foundation to ensure that her work would live on even after she was gone. Write a 500 word essay on the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, the Digit Fund, and other related organizations that were started and/or inspired by Fossey and her work in Rwanda.

Essay Topic 2

Flashback is used in several places to reiterate earlier experiences and to show progress of the study and the camp. Choose at least three examples in which Fossey employs flashback. What was the purpose of each example? Was it effective? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Alan and Joan Root were an important piece of the puzzle when it came to helping Fossey establish the Karisoke Research Centre. Who are Alan and Joan Root? Why were they in Africa? Where were they from originally? What was Root's profession? How did the couple assist Fossey in the early days? Discuss Alan and Joan Root's help in establishing the camp.

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