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. Adams states that when Captain Cook saw New Zealand from the sea in ________, he recorded that "inland as far as the eye can see the peaks are crowded together as to scarcely admit any valleys between them."

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

3. In Here Be Chickens, room service told Adams and Carwardine that the ________ would be a handy thing to have when looking for man-eating lizards.

4. Bill Black claims he has flown in Fiordland for ________ years.

5. All of the following marine creatures are more poisonous than anything on land except for which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. Analyze the Northern White rhinoceros of Czechoslovakia.

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

3. What is one of the more dangerous animals in Africa, according to Adams? Explain.

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

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

6. What three animals are the most poisonous? Explain.

7. What extraordinary thing happened to both Adams and Carwardine in Twig Technology?

8. Explain Dr. Struan Sutherland's answer to the question: What does one do when bitten by a poisonous snake?

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

10. Are Komodo dragons man-eaters? Explain.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Interpret the meaning of "Darkest Africa," as it relates to the chapter, Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat.

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

Write an essay in which you present a case either for or against animal captivity. Use specific examples from Last Chance to See.

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