Last Chance to See Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The first thing Adams and Carwardine saw in the Zaire customs hut was a picture of a ________.

2. Adams explains that once, before New Zealand was inhabited by humans, there were hundreds of thousands of ________.

3. What animal is the world's largest, fattest, and least able-to-fly parrot?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Discuss the poaching problem described in the chapter, Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat.

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

4. Compare and contrast Mark Carwardine to Douglas Adams, as described in chapter Twig Technology.

5. Describe the Kea, as discussed in Heartbeats in the Night.

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

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

8. Analyze and describe the Kakapo.

9. Are Komodo dragons man-eaters? Explain.

10. Discuss the irony Adams saw surrounding the history of lemurs.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In a well-organized essay, compare and contrast an endangered species to a threatened species. Use specific examples from the text to support your essay.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay discussing the significance of the books title, Last Chance to See. How is the title developed throughout the book?

Essay Topic 3

Show how the Europeans, during the years of exploration, affect the islands of the Indian and Pacific Ocean. What steps are being taken to reclaim the native ecology? Give 2-3 examples from the book and demonstrate why reclaiming the native ecosystem can prove vital to the continuation of a species.

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