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. Douglas Adams reveals that the country eventually changed its name from the Belgian Congo to Zaire in what year?

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

3. 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?

4. What was the name of the village in the foothills of the Virungas, which marks the point where the road finally gives up, and from which Adams and Carwardine had to travel on by foot?

5. In Twig Technology, the narrator states that the Aye-aye is a ________ lemur.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Are Komodo dragons man-eaters? Explain.

5. Describe Kiri and Moose as discussed in the chapter, Here Be Chickens.

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

7. What major evolutionary change passed Madagascar, according to Adams?

8. What is Kakapo Castle, which is found in the chapter Heartbeats in the Night?

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

10. Analyze the title of Heartbeats in the Night.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the meaning of the track and bowl system, as it relates to the book, Last Chance to See. How does Adams describe the track and bowl system? Why is it so important?

Essay Topic 2

Detail the importance and history of the Great Ape as seen in the chapter, Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat.

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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