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 expressed that when people talk of "darkest Africa," it's usually ________ they have in mind.

2. According to Douglas Adams, there are ________ species of lemurs on Madagascar.

3. Mark Carwardine explains that the best way to catch a Komodo dragon is to have a ________ that has been dead for ________ days.

4. What animal is the world's largest, fattest, and least able-to-fly parrot?

5. What was the name of the benign man with the air of a vicar on-board the plane with Adams and Carwardine in the chapter, Heartbeats in the Night?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What confession does Adams make in Heartbeats in the Night?

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

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

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

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

9. Analyze the Northern White rhinoceros of Czechoslovakia.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss the effects humans have on nature and the importance of biodiversity. Reference the book to support your analysis.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay in response to the following question found in Mark's Epilogue: Does it really matter if the Yangtze River dolphin, or the kakapo, or the northern white rhino, or any other species live on only in scientists' notebooks?" State your opinion and support your position with references from the book.

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