Gorillas in the Mist 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. What is the activity?

2. Digit's first and only baby was born ___ months later.

3. What word is used to describe something that is unstable?

4. In which year does Bob and another help Fossey with tracking the gorillas?

5. Which of the following is a major problem for some of the students?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the issues faced by the students?

2. What was the relationship between Effie and Tuck? How did Tuck treat Effie?

3. Describe Fossey's first major interaction with Peanuts.

4. Who was Ric Elliot? Why did Fossey choose him to work at the camp?

5. Discuss the murder of Digit and Fossey's reaction. What good might have come from Digit's death?

6. Who is Old Goat? What was unusual about her?

7. What is unusual about the behavior exhibited by Augustus?

8. What did Fossey note when it came to the way the babies played with Uncle Bert? What unusual activity did the group do?

9. Who was Tim White? What was his contribution to Fossey and the camp?

10. What was one of the most famous photos of Digit? How did it misrepresent his personality?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

There were a large number of killings and mutilations involving the mountain gorillas. Examine this issue. According to the text, when did the killings and/or mutilations begin? What was the first incident witnessed by Fossey? Did Fossey know that that type of thing happened in the region? Who first informed Fossey of the crimes? Which animals were involved in the earliest recorded incidents? Who was responsible? Why would someone want to kill and/or mutilate the animals? Was it for profit, sport or protection? What was Fossey's assessment? Explain.

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