The Orchid Thief Test | Final Test - Easy

Susan Orlean
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What doctor separated Osceola's head from his body?
(a) Dr. Windsor.
(b) Dr. Weedon.
(c) Dr. Williams.
(d) Dr. Woolmont.

2. Kerry's Bromeliads houses how many bromeliads?
(a) 450,000.
(b) 850,000.
(c) 1.4 million.
(d) 2.2 million.

3. The Florida Seminoles are descendants of the Yuchi, Creek and what tribe?
(a) Algonquian.
(b) Cheyenne.
(c) Sioux.
(d) Cherokee.

4. What refers to a species of flowering plant in the cashew family, Anacardiaceae, that is native to subtropical and tropical South America?
(a) Blue Dawn flower.
(b) Brazilian pepper tree.
(c) Amazon lily.
(d) Flame of the Forest.

5. How much did the circuit judge fine Laroche in his case?
(a) $1,000.
(b) $250.
(c) $5,500.
(d) $500.

6. The collector of Ghost Orchids in Plant Crimes had the secret of putting the baby ghost orchids in what kind of tree?
(a) Cypress.
(b) Mango.
(c) Orange.
(d) Plum.

7. Who owned the Gulf American Corporation?
(a) Rose and Julius Rosen.
(b) Julian Rosen.
(c) Rose Julian.
(d) Julius and Leonard Rosen.

8. What is a semi-aquatic tropical plant grown as a leaf vegetable also known as "swamp cabbage"?
(a) Chinese water-spinach.
(b) Japanese lettuce.
(c) Siberian onion.
(d) German kraut plant.

9. When did the Billy Bowlegs War take place?
(a) 1884.
(b) 1848.
(c) 1855.
(d) 1867.

10. One of the most notorious plant crimes in Florida occurred when someone stole prize-winning orchids worth how much from the R. F. Orchids shadehouse?
(a) $150,000.
(b) $658,000.
(c) $500,000.
(d) $250,000.

11. Who got into an altercation with Fuchs, accusing him of being favored by the judges and telling the others that Fuchs had tried to bribe him when he was a judge?
(a) Tom Fennell.
(b) Frank Smith.
(c) William Spencer Cavendish.
(d) Lee Moore.

12. How many square feet of greenhouse makes up Kerry's Bromeliads?
(a) 329,000.
(b) 1,000,000.
(c) 200,000.
(d) 500,000.

13. What company had begun logging the Fakahatchee Strand for cypress trees in the 1950s?
(a) John Smith Swamp Logging.
(b) The Lee Tidewater Cypress Company.
(c) Steven's Timber Company.
(d) Jones Forestry Inc.

14. The poisonous South American toad now can grow up to how many pounds?
(a) 5.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

15. What periodical had run an article about the Orchid Jungle, leading to its becoming a tourist attraction?
(a) The Tampa Tribune.
(b) The Florida Voice Times.
(c) The Florida Times-Union.
(d) The Miami Herald.

Short Answer Questions

1. Susan marveled at Laroche's ability to do what with something obsessed over?

2. Where did Martin Motes drive to set up his display for the annual show in Fortunes?

3. Martin Motes was described by Susan Orlean as a recovering what?

4. Robert Fuchs is from a family that has been growing orchids for how many generations?

5. Who discovered the last species of Cattleya that would be discovered?

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