My Family and Other Animals Test | Final Test - Hard

Gerald Durrell
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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 names are given to the magpies that Gerry takes from the nest?

2. Under the loose plaster of the crumbing wall, what does Gerry find?

3. Where does Mother say she wants to be buried?

4. What is the family preparing for in Part III: Chapter 18, An Entertainment with Animals?

5. What languages do the magenpies learn to speak?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Mr. Kralefsky's tall tales of saving ladies from danger get him two broken ribs?

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

3. How did Gerry apply psychology to get his family on board with the idea of him getting a boat for his birthday?

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

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

6. In Part II: Conversation, how does Gerry describe the arrival of spring?

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

8. Why are the Durrells having a party in Part 3?

9. What two ways did Peter teach Gerry English?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gerry places great significance in the family assisting him in christening all the creatures he brings home with a name. Why is it important to Gerry to have the family help name his animals, especially when they rarely agree on anything?

Essay Topic 2

While on Corfu, the Durrell family lived in three different villas. Explain the differences in each villa by comparing the home, gardens, and countryside of each. In theory, which was Gerry's favorite villa and why?

Essay Topic 3

In Part II: Chapter 7, The Daffodil-Yellow Villa, Gerry watches two couples of swallows building nests and feeding their young. Compare and contrast the swallow's fathering behaviors to that of a human father.

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