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Multiple Choice Questions
1. What happened to the Giant Panda?
(a) It was given to another zoo.
(b) It escaped into the wild.
(c) Nothing, it is still there.
(d) The zoo put it to sleep.
2. What does George think separates men from boys?
(a) Waking up at dawn.
(b) Age sixteen.
3. What happens to the hunter after he shoots?
(a) His ears are ringing.
(b) He decides to go home.
(c) He does a victory dance.
(d) He misfires.
4. According to George, what would a duck lack on his deathbed?
(a) A duck would be without understanding.
(b) A duck would be without love.
(c) A duck would lack good memories.
(d) A duck would lack remorse.
5. Why do George and Emil enjoy going to the park?
(a) They hate ducks, and there are no ducks in the park.
(b) They feel in touch with nature and each other.
(c) They enjoy the company of the other people they meet at the park.
(d) They are often given free things from passerby.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do they feel is the major difference between the two birds?
2. What does Emil claim is happening to fish in Australia?
3. Despite differing opinions on many issues, what can George and Emil always agree on?
4. What group of people used to watch birds all day, according to Emil?
5. What does Emil want the duck to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do George and Emil worry about for a duck in flight?
2. According to George, what does a duck wish for on his deathbed?
3. What do George and Emil think about hunting ducks and stuffing them?
4. What was George reading about the balance of nature?
5. What other societies does George claim have been modeled after ducks?
6. What is the significance of George's story about the Giant Panda?
7. Why does George talk about symbiosis?
8. Why does Emil sometimes think the park is more trouble than it is worth?
9. What cycle must the lead duck go through?
10. Why does Emil claim there is no smoking allowed on ocean liners?
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