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. A unique feature revealed by Adams about the baiji is that it is half ________.

2. All of the following people are mentioned in the book Last Chance to See, except for who?

3. What was the point of view of the book, Last Chance to See?

4. What was Last Chance to See about?

5. According to Mark Carwardine, a staggering ________ have been found and identified so far.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe and identify Pink as detailed in the chapter Rare, or Medium Rare.

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

5. What has since happened to the Northern White rhinos in Zaire as detailed by Kes Hillman-Smith in the chapter Mark's Epilogue?

6. 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?"

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

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

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

10. Analyze and describe Professor Zhou.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss the significance of the chapter titled Blind Panic to the overall meaning of Last Chance to See.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay that exhibits how tourists affect Douglas Adams' views on nature. Why must governments accept tourism in protected areas? Provide specific examples from the book to support your statements.

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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