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. In Chapter 8, at what altitude did Fawcett and Chivers begin to feel the heat of the jungle?

2. In Chapter 6, how fast were automobiles first allowed to travel in London?

3. How old was Fawcett's son Jack when Fawcett went to Bolivia?

4. When did Fawcett propose to Nina?

5. How deep is the Amazon River in some places?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Chapter 1, why was Fawcett well-known?

3. In Chapter 9, where and when was Fawcett's signet ring found?

4. In Chapter 1, how was Fawcett described?

5. In Chapter 3, what does the author say happened when he was working on a story?

6. Where does the Amazon river begin?

7. Where was Fawcett in 1888?

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

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

10. When and where was Fawcett's first assignment after he received his diploma from the Royal Geographical Society?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fawcett had two sons, but was closest to his son Jack. What type of relationship did Fawcett have with his two sons, and how did the way that he showed favoritism toward Jack affect his relationship with Brian?

Essay Topic 2

Fawcett, Jack, and Raleigh were naïve about what was before them on their expedition. In what ways were the men naïve, and how was the naiveté that Fawcett demonstrated different from the naiveté the young men demonstrated?

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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