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. What term was used Heartbeats of the Night to describe an animal who doesn't like other animals?

2. ________ is on the island of Flores and is the nearest port to Komodo.

3. Who is the Zaire's ex-colonial master?

4. Carwardine told Adams before going to bed in the chapter, Leopard-skin Pillbox Hat, to turn his boots upside-down and shake them in the morning for what reason?

5. The Virunga Volcanoes border the following countries except for which one?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Analyze Don Merton as described by Adams in Heartbeats in the Night.

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

5. Are Komodo dragons man-eaters? Explain.

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Research and compose an essay on the benefits and contributions of one of the the six funds/projects found in One More Chance. Discuss the impact these funds or projects have on endangered species detailed in the book.

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

Analyze and discuss the significance of the chapter titled Blind Panic to the overall meaning of Last Chance to See.

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