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. Who was the charming man with a squarish face, a shock of wavy black hair, and a thick black mustache that sat on his lip like a bar of chocolate?

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

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

4. According to Adams, who was a field researcher in Goma who has for years been responsible for gorilla conservation work in the area.

5. According to Douglas Adams, there are ________ species of lemurs on Madagascar.

Short Essay Questions

1. Compare and contrast Adams' view of Bali to that of David Attenborough's.

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

3. Analyze the Northern White rhinoceros of Czechoslovakia.

4. Discuss the French control over Madagascar and the spelling of Antananarivo.

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

6. Illustrate the other two people sharing the hut with Adams and Carwardine in the Virunga Volcanoes.

7. Explain the term "habituating," as described in the chapter, Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat.

8. Analyze the title of Heartbeats in the Night.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay discussing the relevance of Last Chance to See to today's society. Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and discuss the effects humans have on nature and the importance of biodiversity. Reference the book to support your analysis.

Essay Topic 3

Examine and articulate the author's use of anthropomorphism of animals' thoughts and emotions, as seen throughout the book, Last Chance to See.

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