Last Chance to See Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Don Merton phoned Carwardine to tell him that a newly made kakapo nest had been found on ________.
(a) Stewart Island.
(b) China.
(c) Zaire.
(d) Little Barrier Island.

2. The population of Chatham Island robins was down to one pregnant female, but the dedication of ________ and his team saved the species from extinction according to Mark's Epilogue.
(a) Don Merton.
(b) Bill Black.
(c) Richard Lewis.
(d) Andy Roberts.

3. The story in the chapter Sifting Through the Embers details a summer, when the people of the city were busy thriving and prospering, a strange ________ arrived at the gates.
(a) Hairless child.
(b) Old beggar woman.
(c) Toothless man.
(d) Dirty witch.

4. What was the name of the non-round island near Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean?
(a) Round Island.
(b) Baffin Island.
(c) Kodiak Island.
(d) Victoria Island.

5. According to Adams, the term "fed up" actually comes from ________.
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Einstein.
(d) Falconry.

6. What was the name of the nearly extinct animal living in the Yangtze River that Adams and Carwardine searching for in Blind Panic?
(a) The Irrawaddy Dolphin.
(b) The Baiji.
(c) The Tucuxi.
(d) The Northern Rightwhale Dolphin.

7. In what genre is Last Chance to see classified?
(a) Science non-fiction.
(b) Fantasy.
(c) Science fiction.
(d) Historical fiction.

8. Adams states that there are only ________ bottle palm trees on Round Island.
(a) 90.
(b) 8.
(c) 2.
(d) 21.

9. What was the name of the brilliant, but mad Welshman in his late 30s, who loves birds to the point of obsession?
(a) Bill Black.
(b) Carl Jones.
(c) Peter Guzzardi.
(d) Richard Lewis.

10. The Chapter Rare, or Medium Rare states that in the Indian Ocean on an island called Mauritius there was a very rare bird, perhaps the rarest of all ________, called the Mauritius Kestrel.
(a) Eagles.
(b) Falcons.
(c) Hawks.
(d) Sparrows.

11. Who was the narrator in Last Chance to See?
(a) Mark Carwardine.
(b) Chris Muir.
(c) Douglas Adams.
(d) Alain le Garsmeur.

12. When Adams wrote Last Chance to See, there were ________ human beings on earth.
(a) 5 billion.
(b) 10 million.
(c) 1 million.
(d) 2 trillion.

13. Adams informs the reader that ________, from the point of view of the ecology of the Mauritius, is a major problem.
(a) Pepper.
(b) Salt.
(c) Cinnamon.
(d) Sugar.

14. Who was the premier expert on the endangered baiji described as a polite, kindly man about 60 years old, working at Nanjing University?
(a) Jurgen Langer.
(b) Professor Zhou.
(c) Ros Aveling.
(d) Dr. Hillman-Smith.

15. Mark's Epilogue explains that for millions of years, on average, ________ species became extinct every century.
(a) 4.
(b) 9.
(c) 20.
(d) 1.

Short Answer Questions

1. Adams details that the gateway to the Forbidden City, the ________ Gate, is where the great iconic portrait of Chairman Mao gazed out across the vastness of the Tiananmen Square.

2. Mark Carwardine explains that ring-tailed lemurs have scent glands in their ________.

3. What does Adams claim to be the most famous of all the animals on Mauritius?

4. What was the name of the spectacular remnant of the days when Shanghai was one of the most glamorous and cosmopolitan ports in the world?

5. Which environment alone contains half the world's species of animals and plants, according to Carwardine?

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