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Gerald Durrell
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who suggests to Larry that Corfu is wonderful?
(a) Spiro.
(b) Gerry.
(c) His friend George.
(d) Leslie.

2. Who accompanies Margo and the Turkish boy on their date?
(a) Leslie.
(b) Mother.
(c) Gerry.
(d) Spiro.

3. What kind of hat does Theodore wear?
(a) A beret.
(b) A Homburg.
(c) A derby.
(d) A cowboy hat.

4. Why can Gerry hear the Rose-Beetle Man before he sees him?
(a) He can hear his car in the distance.
(b) The Rose-Beetle Man is singing.
(c) The rose-beetles are singing.
(d) He plays a sheperd's pipe.

5. Zatopec is one of the first of Larry's guests to arrive for a visit, what is his occupation?
(a) Armenian novelist.
(b) Greecian novelist.
(c) Armenian artist.
(d) Armenian poet.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Gerry when the family moves to Corfu?

2. Who is the most weird and fascinating character Gerry meets on his explorations?

3. Who does Larry blame for his siblings being selfish?

4. What does Gerry liken Spiro to as he looks over and takes care of the family?

5. What kind of transportation do the Durrell's use to get to town?

Short Essay Questions

1. Gerry ponders what insect movements, on top of the trapdoor, must sound like to a trapdoor spider. What were some of his ideas?

2. What was Theodore's opinion about life on Mars?

3. In the spring, what is the first amazing event Gerry witnesses on Tortoise Hill?

4. Who instigates the move to Corfu and why?

5. How does Gerry describe his first glimpse and sounds of Corfu and its waters?

6. Why was Thursday tea with Theodore an appointment Gerry would not have missed for anything?

7. How are the trapdoor spiders and Dr. Theodore Stephanides two significant finds for Gerry?

8. What did Gerry think about his family's contribution to the book?

9. How was the health of the Durrell family in Part I: Prologue, The Migration?

10. How does Gerry describe the weather in England during August?

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