Last Chance to See Test | Final 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. Adams reveals that both Richard and Carl's first obsession was for ________.

2. Don Merton phoned Carwardine to tell him that a newly made kakapo nest had been found on ________.

3. What was Last Chance to See about?

4. When asked in chapter Blind Panic "are you feeling nervous about something," Adams replies, "________."

5. The story in the chapter Sifting Through the Embers details a summer, when the people of the city were busy thriving and prospering, a strange ________ arrived at the gates.

Short Essay Questions

1. Analyze and describe Professor Zhou.

2. Analyze the ending of the story of the Sibylline books.

3. What occurs when they send the old beggar woman away?

4. Analyze one of the problems with breeding birds in captivity.

5. What is Mark Carwardine's response to the question: "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?"

6. Explain how Round Island has remained a refuge for unique species as described in the chapter Rare, or Medium Rare.

7. Analyze the letter Douglas and Mark received from Andy Roberts in the chapter, Mark's Epilogue.

8. What book bothered Douglas Adams when he was young? How does he feel about the book now? Explain.

9. What two odd things did Adams find about the music he heard while in China? Explain.

10. Analyze the Tiananmen Gate.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay discussing the significance of the books title, Last Chance to See. How is the title developed throughout the book?

Essay Topic 3

Show how the Europeans, during the years of exploration, affect the islands of the Indian and Pacific Ocean. What steps are being taken to reclaim the native ecology? Give 2-3 examples from the book and demonstrate why reclaiming the native ecosystem can prove vital to the continuation of a species.

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