The Lost City of Z Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

David Grann
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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. When did Bolivia and Brazil attempt to build a railroad through the jungle?

2. What birthday did Lynch celebrate when he went on his expedition to find what happened to Fawcett?

3. When did B. F. Goodrich manufacture the first automobile tires in the United States?

4. How long of a period of time did Fawcett study at the Royal Geographical Society?

5. In Chapter 10 as Fawcett searched for the Verde's source, by how many days of marching did the group run out of food?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 2, how did Fawcett send news of his expedition until he disappeared?

2. In Chapter 6, who was Edward Ayearst Reeves?

3. In Chapter 1, what book was said to be based on Fawcett's experiences?

4. When was the Royal Geographical Society of London created and what was its purpose?

5. In Chapter 5, why in 1740 were fewer than 120 places on the planet accurately mapped?

6. Why were explorers and mapmakers recruited by the British government to serve as spies?

7. In Chapter 10, what was Fawcett's assignment?

8. In Chapter 8, what information was Fawcett able to discern about the sultan in Morocco?

9. In Chapter 6, how were students taught to lead an expedition?

10. Where was Fawcett in 1888?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fawcett could be at home with his family only a short time before he longed for the wilderness again. How was Fawcett attracted to the wilderness, and how did being in the wilderness satisfy his inner self?

Essay Topic 2

Fawcett was a great explorer, but a poor family man. What were Fawcett’s primary character traits, and how did those traits make him a great explorer, but a bad family man and husband?

Essay Topic 3

Fawcett believed there was a lost city, and archaeologists and anthropologists are looking for lost worlds today. How does the author present the theme that there are unseen worlds waiting to be discovered, and what does the author reveal about unseen worlds in the book?

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