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. One of the most notorious plant crimes in Florida happened in what year, according to the author in Plant Crimes?
(a) 1992.
(b) 1990.
(c) 1995.
(d) 1996.

2. Where did Susan meet nearly every other orchid grower she had met in Florida, including Martin Motes, Tom Fennell, Bob Fuchs, Frank Smith in Fortunes?
(a) The Central Florida Orchid Society Show.
(b) The Southeast Orchid Society Show.
(c) The North Florida Orchid Society Show.
(d) The South Florida Orchid Society Show.

3. Robert Fuchs' great-grandfather came across orchids while traveling through what town?
(a) Palm Beach, Florida.
(b) Boca Raton, Florida.
(c) Kissimmee, Florida.
(d) Homestead, Florida.

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

5. 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) Alligator Weed.
(b) Milfoil.
(c) Pond Lily.
(d) Curly Pondweed.

6. When did Robert Fuchs begin growing orchids professionally?
(a) 1975.
(b) 1985.
(c) 1978.
(d) 1988.

7. 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) $250,000.
(b) $150,000.
(c) $658,000.
(d) $500,000.

8. At the South Florida Orchid Society in Fortunes, Susan calculated that there were roughly how much money worth of flowers?
(a) $40 million.
(b) $34 million.
(c) $24 million.
(d) $4 million.

9. Laroche's exile from the Fakahatchee Strand was extended how long by the court?
(a) 6 months.
(b) 2 years.
(c) 1 year.
(d) 5 years.

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

11. Martin Motes was described by Susan Orlean as a recovering what?
(a) Academic.
(b) Patient.
(c) Gambler.
(d) Alcoholic.

12. One of the largest nurseries in south Florida, Kerry's Bromeliads houses over how many orchids?
(a) 7.7 million.
(b) 3.6 million.
(c) 1.2 million.
(d) 950,000.

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

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

15. What refers to a species of grass in the genus Imperata which is placed in the subfamily Panicoideae, supertribe Andropogonodae, tribe Andropogoneae?
(a) Kentucky bluegrass.
(b) Asian cogon grass.
(c) Fescue.
(d) Ryegrass.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Osceola tricked and trapped on New Year's Day?

2. What refers to a species of flowering plant in the cashew family, Anacardiaceae, that is native to subtropical and tropical South America?

3. One of Tom Fennell's neighbors had bell peppers worth how much money stolen from his fields?

4. When was the Cattleya Orchid named?

5. What company had begun logging the Fakahatchee Strand for cypress trees in the 1950s?

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