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 was the name of Robert Fuchs' great-grandfather?
(a) Marcus.
(b) Michael.
(c) Charles.
(d) Robert.

2. When was Osceola born?
(a) 1788.
(b) 1818.
(c) 1804.
(d) 1794.

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

4. The poisonous South American toad now can grow up to how long?
(a) 5 inches.
(b) 7 inches.
(c) 4 inches.
(d) 9 inches.

5. What did Laroche do with the stolen orchids which didn't die?
(a) Hid them.
(b) Glued them to trees.
(c) Put them in pots.
(d) Sold them.

6. One of Tom Fennell's neighbors had bell peppers worth how much money stolen from his fields?
(a) $5,000.
(b) $12,000.
(c) $35,000.
(d) $20,000.

7. In what neighborhood of Miami does Lee Moore live?
(a) Flagami.
(b) Edgewater.
(c) Kendall.
(d) Allapattah.

8. Whose family had owned the Orchid Jungle before winning the lottery?
(a) Robert Callahan's.
(b) Francis Harrold's.
(c) John McMurphy's.
(d) Tom Fennell's.

9. Susan marveled at Laroche's ability to do what with something obsessed over?
(a) Hate it.
(b) Ignore it.
(c) Admire it.
(d) Abandon it.

10. What refers an immersed aquatic plant which originated in South America but has spread to many parts of the world and is considered an invasive species in Australia, China, New Zealand, Thailand and the United States?
(a) Pond Lily.
(b) Curly Pondweed.
(c) Milfoil.
(d) Alligator Weed.

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) Frank Smith.
(b) William Spencer Cavendish.
(c) Lee Moore.
(d) Tom Fennell.

12. What is a term for any one of a large number of unrelated small to medium sized species of parrot, that generally have long tail feathers?
(a) Macaw.
(b) Merganser.
(c) Parakeet.
(d) Cockatoo.

13. What did Laroche move on to after leaving the plant world behind?
(a) Computers.
(b) Automobiles.
(c) Windmills.
(d) Trains.

14. Robert Fuchs' great-grandfather moved his family from where to Florida?
(a) Kentucky.
(b) Illinois.
(c) Tennessee.
(d) Indiana.

15. Who discovered the last species of Cattleya that would be discovered?
(a) Frank Smith.
(b) Robert Fuchs.
(c) Lee Moore.
(d) John Lindley.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Lee Moore's profession, according to CITES and the US Government?

2. What woman famous in the orchid community for her touch with Ghost Orchids suffered a plant crime when someone mysteriously destroys the pods of some of her orchids?

3. Where is Denise from in Anyone Can Grow Orchids?

4. The collector of Ghost Orchids in Plant Crimes had the secret of putting the baby ghost orchids in what kind of tree?

5. Who named the Cattleya Orchid?

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