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. What story once bothered Douglas Adams when he was young according to the chapter Sifting Through the Embers?

2. What was the name of the nearly extinct animal living in the Yangtze River that Adams and Carwardine searching for in Blind Panic?

3. In November ________, Carl found a parakeet nest with three eggs inside.

4. What term used in Rare, or Medium Rare describes when a bird hatches from its egg and falls in love with the first thing that feeds it?

5. What was the name of the Mauritius kestrel who was in love with Carl Jones?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Discuss the Tiananmen Square as described by Adams in the chapter Blind Panic.

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

4. What is Mark Carwardine's response to the question: "Was this really our last chance to see these animals?"

5. Explain what happened to the Passenger pigeon according to Mark Carwardine.

6. What odd thing did Adams notice while in China that he describes in the chapter Blind Panic?

7. Explain Carl Jones's character according to Adams in Rare, or Medium Rare.

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

9. What was the very rare bird on the island Mauritius? Describe this bird.

10. What is the significance of the title Sifting Through the Embers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay in which you present a case either for or against animal captivity. Use specific examples from Last Chance to See.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Write a research paper on the Aye-aye. Explain the major changes that have occurred since the publishing of Last Chance to See.

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