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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the man who discovers high levels of iridium at the K-T boundary?
(a) Luis Cuvier.
(b) Charles Darwin.
(c) George Cuvier.
(d) Luis Alvarez.

2. Where does the person who interrupted Malcolm's lecture with his theory think the object of his theory might be located?
(a) In Costa Rica.
(b) In Brazil.
(c) In Egypt.
(d) In Africa.

3. What two behaviors are of particular interest to the study of evolution?
(a) Adaptation and balance.
(b) Balance and structure.
(c) Adaptation and structure.
(d) Extinction and adaptation.

4. What does the "K" in K-T boundary stand for?
(a) Curier.
(b) Complex.
(c) Cretaceous.
(d) Kelvin.

5. Where does James learn that Site B is?
(a) On Isla Talamanca.
(b) On Isla Nublar.
(c) On Rojas.
(d) On Isla Sorna.

6. Who does Malcolm contact to study the sample from the carcass he receives from Levine?
(a) Ed James.
(b) Elizabeth Gelman.
(c) Sarah Harding.
(d) George Baselton.

7. What does "Dinosauria" mean?
(a) Ferocious lizard.
(b) Terrible lizard.
(c) Ferocious creature.
(d) Terrible creature.

8. According to the story, in what year does Ian Malcolm give a speech in which he states that complex animals die out because of their behavior?
(a) 1997.
(b) 2003.
(c) 1987.
(d) 1993.

9. According to Malcolm's interpretation, what is located on the island that Levine believes houses Site B?
(a) A swamp.
(b) A dam.
(c) A volcano.
(d) A river.

10. Where are high levels of iridium typically found?
(a) Desert.
(b) Soil.
(c) Moon rock.
(d) Meteors.

11. What does InGen do when the company learns of John Hammond's death?
(a) File for Chapter 11.
(b) Cease and desist.
(c) Hire a new administrator.
(d) Fire Gennaro's law firm.

12. According to the person who first notified Levine of the carcass, where have numerous other carcasses been turning up in Costa Rica?
(a) Near a soybean farm.
(b) Near a small village.
(c) Near a mining facility.
(d) Near the town dump.

13. According to Malcolm, how long do most species survive?
(a) Four million years.
(b) Four billion years.
(c) Four thousand years.
(d) Four hundred years.

14. How much is the Biosyn spy being paid to spy on the people who had been involved with the InGen project?
(a) $1,500 per day.
(b) $1,500 per week.
(c) $500 per day.
(d) $500 per week.

15. In the 1840s, who calls the giant fossils that he finds "Dinosauria"?
(a) Luis Alvarez.
(b) Richard Owen.
(c) John Ostrom.
(d) Edward James.

Short Answer Questions

1. What time is it in Africa when Thorne places a phone call to the other person who will be accompanying him and Malcolm on the trip to Costa Rica?

2. What does Levine have a reputation for being?

3. According to Malcolm's speech, what percentage of animals that have ever lived are now extinct?

4. Who does InGen hire to publicly deny the rumors that surrounded InGen and the Costa Rican island?

5. Which island off the Costa Rican coast is leased to a German mining company?

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