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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the narrator in the chapter Leopard-skin Pillbox Hat, where in Zaire do the mountain gorillas live?
(a) Cold Bay Volcano.
(b) Buldir Volcano.
(c) The Virunga Volcanoes.
(d) Amak Volcano.

2. According to Mark Carwardine, there are only _______ Kakapos still alive.
(a) 40.
(b) 20.
(c) 390.
(d) 90.

3. A little-known fact revealed in the chapter, Heartbeats in the Night, is that one of the more dangerous animals in Africa is the ________.
(a) Cape Warthog.
(b) Blue Antelope.
(c) Ostrich.
(d) Lava Mouse.

4. According to Adams, what species is one of man's closest living relatives?
(a) Lemur.
(b) Gibbon.
(c) Mountain gorilla.
(d) Orangutan.

5. Twig Technology states that at the end of the last century, ________ took over Madagascar.
(a) Italy.
(b) Germany.
(c) Peru.
(d) France.

6. In Twig Technology, the narrator states that the Aye-aye is a ________ lemur.
(a) Marine.
(b) Amphibious.
(c) Nocturnal.
(d) Marsupial.

7. Mark Carwardine said in Twig Technology that the Ambassador in ________ promised that the Ministry of Agriculture would be able to give them two Land Rovers and a helicopter.
(a) Bissau.
(b) Brussels.
(c) Boaco.
(d) Bakki.

8. All of the following marine creatures are more poisonous than anything on land except for which of the following?
(a) Scorpion fish.
(b) Stonefish.
(c) Sea snakes.
(d) Barracuda.

9. In Heartbeats in the Night, Douglas Adams wonders why so many words that describe what the sun does in the morning begin with the letters "________."
(a) Be.
(b) GI.
(c) Sa.
(d) Ma.

10. Adams informs the reader that a young female gorilla called ________, caught her hand in a wire antelope snare and eventually died of septicemia in August 1988.
(a) Niomi.
(b) Tara.
(c) Sydney.
(d) Jozi.

11. In Twig Technology, the narrator details how his airplane, full of ________ descendants arrived at ________ airport.
(a) Christian / Inagua.
(b) German / Bubaque.
(c) Monkey / Antananarivo.
(d) Dutch / Narrabri.

12. The children on Labuan Bajo in chapter Here Be Chickens were playing with a one-legged ________.
(a) Dog.
(b) Chicken.
(c) Cat.
(d) Pigeon.

13. Adams expresses that if you took the whole of ________, scrunched it up a bit, shook out all the moose and reindeer, hurled it ten thousand miles around the world, and filled it with birds, then you'd be wasting your time, because it looks as if someone has already done it.
(a) Finland.
(b) Sweden.
(c) Greenland.
(d) Norway.

14. What part of Arab's body was the kakapo holding lightly, but firmly in its bill in Heartbeats in the Night?
(a) Right forefinger.
(b) Left earlobe.
(c) Nose.
(d) Upper lip.

15. Adams informs the reader that "Moose" was short for ________.
(a) Tineka Jawana.
(b) Shasmecka.
(c) Amadeus.
(d) Hieronymus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which two people meet Adams and Carwardine at the airport who are described as small, willowy-slim, healthy looking Indonesians?

2. According to Carwardine, what does a Kakapo tracker do when there aren't any Kakapo that need tracking?

3. ________ is on the island of Flores and is the nearest port to Komodo.

4. Douglas Adams was a self-proclaimed writer of humorous ________.

5. The narrator explains in Twig Technology that monkeys are ambitious and interested in all sorts of things, especially ________, with which they found they could do all kinds of things that they couldn't do by themselves.

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