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

2. Robert Fuchs is described as a tall, striking, handsome man who is both envied and disliked due to his what?
(a) Temper.
(b) Genius.
(c) Status.
(d) Politics.

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

4. Robert Fuchs is from a family that has been growing orchids for how many generations?
(a) 3.
(b) 1.
(c) 2.
(d) 7.

5. Where did Martin Motes drive to set up his display for the annual show in Fortunes?
(a) The Tampa Convention Center.
(b) The Tampa Arboretum.
(c) The Miami Mall.
(d) The Miami Convention Center.

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

7. 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) Ryegrass.
(d) Fescue.

8. What is Lee Moore's profession, according to CITES and the US Government?
(a) Fisherman.
(b) Drug smuggler.
(c) Plant smuggler.
(d) Tour guide.

9. Susan learned that if an orchid breeder comes up with a good cross fertilization, they will get the monopoly in the market for how long?
(a) 7 years.
(b) 12 years.
(c) 10 years.
(d) 20 years.

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

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

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

13. What monkeys are the genus Lagothrix of New World monkeys, usually placed in the family Atelidae?
(a) Wooly Monkeys.
(b) Capuchins.
(c) Owl Monkeys.
(d) Squirrel Monkeys.

14. What time of smuggling did Lee Moore's wife regale when she met Susan?
(a) Post-WWI art phase.
(b) Nazi memorabilia phase.
(c) Pre-Benedectine art phase.
(d) Pre-Columbian art phase.

15. 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) Cockatoo.
(b) Merganser.
(c) Macaw.
(d) Parakeet.

Short Answer Questions

1. Chief Billy Bowlegs had traveled to Washington D. C. on horseback to attempt to repeal a law passed in 1853 that had made it illegal for a Seminole to do what?

2. How much did the circuit judge fine Laroche in his case?

3. How many greenhouses in the Orchid Jungle were destroyed by Hurricane Andrew?

4. What doctor separated Osceola's head from his body?

5. How many plants called Elaine were to be dumped at Kerry's Bromeliads?

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