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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. To whom does Zaga rent her condominium?
(a) A lepidopterist.
(b) An actuary and his wife.
(c) A pair of brokers.
(d) An evolutionary biologist.

2. What does Rose convince Bianca to do with her?
(a) Camp out at the lab.
(b) Move back home to live with their father.
(c) Move to New York.
(d) Travel.

3. Who does Rob want Zaga to meet when he calls her?
(a) Dr. Sepulveda.
(b) Nicholas Bennett.
(c) His daughter.
(d) Rob and Alicia.

4. What does Alec tell Wallace when he writes to him at the end of the story?
(a) He lists the discoveries he has made.
(b) He laments his father's death.
(c) He describes his failures.
(d) He describes the next collecting journey he plans to take.

5. What makes Alec's decision to collect specimens from South America seem promising?
(a) Political turmoil in the Amazon basin has just ended.
(b) No one is collecting Amazonian specimens.
(c) Specimens are being sold for good prices.
(d) Hardly any Amazonian species have been catalogued.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Sarah Anne write a letter when she is alone?

2. What does Barton give Alec?

3. Which sister drops out of school, and when?

4. What does Rose's and Bianca's father's wife refuse to let them take?

5. How does Sarah propose to test the theory of what happens to swallows in winter?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Wallace and Alec not travel together in the Malay Archipelago?

2. How is the relationship between Christopher and Sarah Anne Billopp?

3. Describe Rose's and Bianca's youth.

4. What do Rose and Bianca do now at the time of the story?

5. What does Rose do now?

6. What happens on the night when Rose convinces Bianca to camp out at the lab with her?

7. What does Bianca do now?

8. What happens when Alec returns to America with his Birds of Paradise?

9. What does Zaga find in Joel's closet?

10. What happeneds when Rose and Bianca rush to Hammondsport to see their father before he dies?

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