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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Douglas Adams states that the Kakapo is a bird that in some ways reminds him of the ________.
(a) Brazilian martial art industry.
(b) British motorbike industry.
(c) American tourist industry.
(d) Irish alcohol industry.

2. Chapter Leopard-skin Pillbox Hat asserts that the other ________ are the gorillas, of which there are ________ subspecies.
(a) Great Apes / 3.
(b) Threatened Apes / 2.
(c) Exotic Apes / 9.
(d) Albino Apes / 6.

3. In the beginning of Twig Technology, the narrator reveals that he went to what country?
(a) Mindanao.
(b) Bali.
(c) New Guinea.
(d) Madagascar.

4. According to Carwardine, what does a Kakapo tracker do when there aren't any Kakapo that need tracking?
(a) They eat and sleep.
(b) They kill alligators.
(c) They breed.
(d) They kill cats.

5. Douglas Adams explains that "one of the characteristics that laymen find most odd about zoologists is their insatiable enthusiasm for ________."
(a) Animal fossils.
(b) Animal hair.
(c) Animal droppings.
(d) Animal breeding.

6. Mark Carwardine states that the "________ is an incredibly complex system, but when you're actually standing in it, it looks half-empty."
(a) Tundra.
(b) Flatlands.
(c) Primary rain forest.
(d) Grasslands.

7. According to the narrator in Twig Technology, in ________, by some sort of journalistic accident, the narrator went to look for an almost extinct animal.
(a) 1985.
(b) 1973.
(c) 1990.
(d) 1988.

8. What was the name of the two smooth characters dressed in military camouflage and black berets, who slouched across the table languidly caressing their rifles in the chapter Leopard-skin Pillbox Hat?
(a) Boss and Conrad.
(b) Ros and Roberto.
(c) Murara and Serundori.
(d) Zhou and Aartee.

9. What was the name of the Scotsman from DOC that accompanied Adams and Carwardine in the chapter,Heartbeats in the Night?
(a) Boss.
(b) Juan Carlos Cardenas.
(c) Ron Tindall.
(d) Bruce harris.

10. Douglas Adams reveals that there is a good living to be made in Bali from pointing at ________.
(a) Houses.
(b) Animals.
(c) Cars.
(d) Buildings.

11. 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) Jozi.
(d) Sydney.

12. The first thing Adams and Carwardine saw in the Zaire customs hut was a picture of a ________.
(a) Komodo dragon.
(b) Aye-aye.
(c) Leopard.
(d) Baiji river dolphin.

13. Douglas Adams informs the reader that every other shop in Zaire is a ________.
(a) Grocery store.
(b) Pharmacie.
(c) Bakery.
(d) Gas station.

14. Carwardine told Adams before going to bed in the chapter, Leopard-skin Pillbox Hat, to turn his boots upside-down and shake them in the morning for what reason?
(a) Scorpions.
(b) Spiders.
(c) Ticks.
(d) Snakes.

15. Mark Carwardine explains that there are more _________ per square meter of ground on Komodo than in any equivalent area on earth.
(a) Poisonous plants.
(b) Poisonous frogs.
(c) Poisonous snakes.
(d) Poisonous wasps.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where are the Northern White rhinos located, according to Adams and Carwardine?

2. Bill Black claims he has flown in Fiordland for ________ years.

3. In what decade did Madagascar manage to divest themselves from French rule?

4. Douglas Adams reveals that the country eventually changed its name from the Belgian Congo to Zaire in what year?

5. All of the following are names of the Kakapos on the Little Barrier Island, except for which of the following?

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