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. According to Douglas Adams, there are no ________ in Madagascar or in Papua New Guinea.

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

3. Who was the photographer on the plane with Adams in Twig Technology?

4. What was the nearly extinct form of lemur called that Mark and Douglas went to search for in Twig Technology?

5. What guide did Adams and Carwardine expect to have in the chapter Here Be Chickens?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Explain how the theme of poaching contributes to the meaning and significance of Last Chance to See. Define poaching and describe its effects on endangered species. Discuss current measures to circumvent poachers in many countries.

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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