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 Adams, what species is one of man's closest living relatives?

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

3. Who was the warden of Little Barrier Island?

4. Douglas Adams explains that "one of the characteristics that laymen find most odd about zoologists is their insatiable enthusiasm for ________."

5. According to Adams, there are ________ Northern White rhinoceros in Czechoslovakia.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the remarkable feature of the Aye-aye that both Adams and Carwardine analyzed.

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

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

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

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

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

8. Compare and contrast Mark Carwardine to Douglas Adams, as described in chapter Twig Technology.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In a detailed essay, explain the correlation between the story Sifting Through the Embers to the overall meaning of the book, Last Chance to See.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast endemic to exotic species. Discuss the benefits and detriments of both, giving examples from the book to support your statements.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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