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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.
(a) Twigs.
(b) Grass.
(c) Rocks.
(d) Trees.

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

3. 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 breeding.
(d) Animal droppings.

4. Other than Madagascar, where else does the Aye-aye live?
(a) New Zealand.
(b) Australia.
(c) Africa.
(d) Nowhere.

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?
(a) Track and bowl system.
(b) Convergent evolution.
(c) Dashed unit ball.
(d) Checks and balances.

Short Answer Questions

1. Twig Technology states that at the end of the last century, ________ took over Madagascar.

2. In the chapter Here Be Chickens, Adam and Carwardine board a boat that was a twenty-three-foot fishing vessel called the ________.

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

4. In the beginning of Twig Technology, the narrator reveals that he went to what country?

5. Who was the photographer on the plane with Adams in Twig Technology?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the first thing Adams and Carwardine saw in the customs hut in Zaire.

2. Describe the Aye-aye discussed in chapter Twig Technology.

3. Describe the Komodo dragons found in chapter Here Be Chickens.

4. Analyze and discuss the Great Apes found in the chapter Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat.

5. Define primary rain forest and its importance to the ecological system.

6. What peculiar thing happened to Adams in Twig Technology?

7. What problem arose while Mark Carwardine was arranging travel plans with the Ambassador in Brussels?

8. What is the significance of the lack of woodpeckers in Madagascar?

9. How does Adams answer the big question: "How on earth has the Kakapo managed to last this long?"

10. Explain the significance of "darkest Africa," as seen in the chapter Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat.

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