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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. Why is the snow-white villa given its name?
(a) The paperwhite surrounding it are in full bloom.
(b) It is snowing.
(c) Its color is white as snow.
(d) Snow White lived there.

2. How does winter come to the island of Corfu?
(a) Gently.
(b) Fiercely.
(c) Slowly and steadily.
(d) With a howl and a shriek.

3. Where does Spiro obtain Gerry's goldfish?
(a) The palace of Spirodian.
(b) The bay.
(c) The pet store.
(d) The palace of the Greek King.

4. What does Gerry name the gecko that takes up residence in his bedroom?
(a) Piddle.
(b) Geronimo.
(c) Dodo.
(d) Ulysess.

5. Why are the sea fauna greatly attracted to the archipelago?
(a) The archipelago provides the sea fauna a safe haven from predators.
(b) The reason is never discovered.
(c) The water around the archipelago is rich in minerals.
(d) The sea fauna is actually stuck there from low tides.

Short Answer Questions

1. What event occurs at the end of Part II: Chapter 12, the Woodcock Winter that causes the family great distress?

2. Instead of catching Old Plop, what does Gerry catch?

3. How many baby magpies does Gerry take from the nest?

4. From what union does Dodo bear a puppy?

5. Whose room do the magpies that Gerry takes from the nest disrupt?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Gerry initially suspicious when his family told him his new tutor, Mr. Kralefsky, was interested in birds?

2. What event causes the eldest Durrell children for once to agree? What do they agree on?

3. What intriguing creature did Gerry find in the crumbling wall, and why did this upset Larry?

4. Why does Larry go snipe hunting?

5. Why did Gerry's trips to the archipelago in the Sea Cow become less frequent?

6. What is the final event, revisited oppositely, that Spiro helps the family with?

7. What does the introduction of Dodo say about Mother's character?

8. What battle between a gecko and mantis takes place in Gerry's room? What is the outcome?

9. What two ways did Peter teach Gerry English?

10. Kosti warns Gerry about Alecko too late, as Gerry is already stroking his feathers. Alecko does not fuss. What does this say about Gerry's character?

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