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. How many years did Fossey spend in Africa?

2. What is the name given to the mysterious gorilla?

3. Fossey likes the new student because of his _____.

4. What type of birds attacks Uncle Bert?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Fossey compare Beethoven and Uncle Bert?

2. What was the situation between Group 9, Group 8, and the females?

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

4. Describe at least one scenario in which one or more of the gorillas showed what could be equal to human emotion.

5. Explain at least some of the things that the students do that irritated Fossey.

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

7. Describe some of the members of Group 4 from Fossey's first observations in 1967.

8. What were some of Fossey's ongoing issues with funding for the research and camp operation?

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

10. Discuss Fossey's first interaction with Whinny and Digit.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dian Fossey died in 1985. The Karisoke Research Centre lives on under the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. Compare and contrast the works of the Fund with other organizations involved in similar activities including the Wilkie Foundation, Leakey Foundation, and the National Geographic Society.

Essay Topic 2

Not putting oneself above the animals was one of Fossey's commitments. Discuss what Fossey meant by putting oneself above the animals. Why did this issue anger Fossey? Who tended to put themselves above the animals? What was Fossey's response? Give specific examples of an action or incident in which a person would put himself above the animals. Would such behavior cause damage to the study? What does it say about the researcher? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Two of the three people Fossey gives a great deal of credit to regarding Karisoke Research Centre are Ric Elliot and Ian Redmond. Compare and contrast Ric Elliot and Ian Redmond. Who were they? How did they come to work for Fossey at the Karisoke Research Centre? What was their job description at the centre? What type of work was performed? How did each contribute to Fossey's work? Why did Fossey credit the two men with helping to make the centre what it is today? Explain.

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