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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) Irish alcohol industry.
(b) American tourist industry.
(c) Brazilian martial art industry.
(d) British motorbike industry.

2. What animal is found in New Guinea and has a long and skeletal thin fourth finger?
(a) The long-fingered possum.
(b) Capybara.
(c) Okapi.
(d) Echidna.

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

4. What guide did Adams and Carwardine expect to have in the chapter Here Be Chickens?
(a) Mr. Condo.
(b) Gary "Arab" Aburn.
(c) Boss.
(d) Bill Black.

5. What is the name of the mountain parrots that are very intelligent, with long curved beaks and distinctive wing beats in the chapter, Heartbeats in the Night?
(a) Gray-necked Rockfowl.
(b) The Kea.
(c) Bird-of-Paradise.
(d) Congo Peafowl.

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

7. The evolutionary change that passed Madagascar by was the arrival of the ________.
(a) Lions.
(b) Monkeys.
(c) Elephants.
(d) Cats.

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

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

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

11. In what town did Adams and Carwardine discover that even when making internal flights in Zaire, you still had to go through the full rigmarole of immigration and customs controls all over again?
(a) Bandundu.
(b) Kivu.
(c) Goma.
(d) Kinshasa.

12. Who was the warden of Little Barrier Island?
(a) Dobby.
(b) Mark.
(c) Skip.
(d) Arab.

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

14. What was the nearly extinct form of lemur called that Mark and Douglas went to search for in Twig Technology?
(a) Fat-Tailed Dwarf.
(b) Aye-aye.
(c) Ring-tailed.
(d) Alaotran Gentle.

15. According to Adams, who was a field researcher in Goma who has for years been responsible for gorilla conservation work in the area.
(a) Bill Peabody.
(b) Conrad Aveling.
(c) Chen Peixun.
(d) David Pratt.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was an extremely experienced and knowledgeable zoologist who was working at that time for the World Wildlife Fund?

2. 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 "________."

3. Who is said to be one of the most experienced helicopter pilots in the world, according to the narrator?

4. Mark Carwardine states that the "________ is an incredibly complex system, but when you're actually standing in it, it looks half-empty."

5. What term did Adam heard bandied about by New Zealand zoologists, and they had bandied it about so casually that he did not want to say the he hadn't the faintest idea what they were talking about?

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