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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. What show does Brambell pass through to exit the Museum?
(a) The Forensic Anthropology exhibit.
(b) The Garden of Eden.
(c) The Hall of Africa.
(d) The Monsters of the Jurassic.

2. On what item does D'Agosta strike a match in Chapter 7?
(a) The sole of his shoe.
(b) All answers are incorrect.
(c) The underside of his desk.
(d) The matchbox.

3. In Chapter 11, who leads the group through the tunnel?
(a) All of the answers are incorrect.
(b) D'Agosta.
(c) Hayward.
(d) Waxie.

4. In what bar does Smithback make his phone call in Chapter 6?
(a) The Cat's Eye.
(b) The Cat-O-Nine Bar.
(c) The Cat's Paw.
(d) The Cat's Meow.

5. What is the working theory about the second skeleton found in the waterway?
(a) It is not real.
(b) It is a Native American burial site.
(c) It is an animal.
(d) It is the Missing Link.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mephisto call the territory below Central Park?

2. How are Pendergast and D'Agosta dressed in Chapter 23, as they make their way toward the tunnels?

3. What shocking news does Frock give Margo in Chapter 22?

4. What does the frieze in Linnaeus Hall represent?

5. Who requests a meeting with D'Agosta in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

1. What about the Museum of Natural History makes its atmosphere àpropos to a book of this genre?

2. Who is the homeless man who invades D'Agosta's office, and what is his reason for being there?

3. What do you think is the importance of the New York Museum of Natural History to the storyline?

4. Why are the homeless referred to as "moles"?

5. Why do you think people of so many disciplines are called in to examine the two skeletons found in the river?

6. What does Pendergast reveal about Hayward? How does Hayward feel about this revelation? How does D'Agosta feel about this revelation?

7. What do you think is the author's purpose in describing Sergeant Hayward's physical characteristics in such detail?

8. Why is there so much excitement surrounding the second skeleton found in the polluted Cloaca?

9. Brambell and Frock are men of extraordinary intelligence. Why do you think their personalities clash?

10. What kind of influence do you think a woman like Mrs. Wisher would likely have on the political climate? Does she show that she is willing to use that influence to force matters in the direction she wants them to go? What gives you that indication?

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