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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who developed the theory of myth triangulation?
(a) Dr. Whittlesey.
(b) Dr. Wright.
(c) Dr. Cuthbert.
(d) Dr. Frock.

2. In Chapter 15, who claimed to have seen the museum creature one morning as it slunk around a corner in the basement?
(a) Carl Conover from the metal shop.
(b) Dr. Frock.
(c) Dr. Cuthbert.
(d) Mike Herron from the gift shop.

3. What section of the Museum of Natural History does Smithback call a strange graveyard?
(a) The storage area of the Physical Anthropology Laboratory.
(b) The Pachyderm Hall.
(c) The storage area of the Archeology Department.
(d) The Hall of Crustacean Dinosaurs.

4. What delays the help Beauregard calls for in Chapter 22?
(a) It is a joke.
(b) Everyone is busy.
(c) The curfew has sent everyone home.
(d) No one believes him.

5. Who is Beauregard?
(a) A relative of Dr. Cuthbert working in the Superstition Exhibit.
(b) A cop assigned to guard the Superstition Exhibit.
(c) A graduate student at the museum working in the Superstition Exhibit.
(d) A security guard at the museum guarding the Superstition Exhibit.

6. Who does Pendergast tell the independent lab to bill for further testing on the DNA from the claw in Chapter 23?
(a) The CIA.
(b) The New York City Police Department.
(c) The FBI.
(d) The Museum of Natural History.

7. In what way does Pendergast suggest Dr. Wright is obstructing the murder investigation?
(a) Refusing to allow police access to all areas of the museum.
(b) Instructing staff to answer questions posed by officers incorrectly.
(c) Not answering phone calls, not closing the museum down, and cancelling the Superstition party.
(d) Not returning phone calls, being late to appointments, and not making staff easily accessible.

8. Who is Ippolito?
(a) Head of Security for the museum.
(b) Head of the homicide division of the New York City Police Department.
(c) Head of Public Relations for the museum.
(d) Head of the New York office of the FBI.

9. Who finds being locked in the break room of the museum in Chapter 4 outrageous?
(a) Dr. Kawakita.
(b) Dr. Green.
(c) Dr. Freed.
(d) Dr. Prine.

10. What is myth triangulation?
(a) A theory that a myth's location can be determined by the number of people who have heard it.
(b) A theory that myths of a certain region often share three distinct details.
(c) A theory in which a scientist can pinpoint the location of a tribe or artifact by using details in many different myths.
(d) A theory that nothing in a myth is accurate to reality.

11. How many claws does the Mbwun figurine have on its front legs?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

12. Under what discipline does Gregory Kawakita work in the Anthropology Department?
(a) Evolutionary mutations.
(b) Ancient tribes of South America.
(c) Botany.
(d) Evolutionary biology.

13. Why is Pendergast at the crime scene in Chapter 14?
(a) He is curious about animalistic killings.
(b) He was sent for by the director of the museum.
(c) He is investigating a similar set of murders in New Orleans several years before.
(d) He was sent by Washington D.C. to investigate.

14. What is an outgroup in DNA analysis?
(a) The species with which the DNA is most likely to match.
(b) The control or known DNA type.
(c) A group of unknown DNA to be compared to the sample being analyzed.
(d) The DNA being examined.

15. Where did Whittlesey find the Mbwun figure?
(a) Around the neck of a native guide.
(b) In a tree.
(c) In an isolated hut.
(d) On the ground under some old vegetation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the authors discuss the growing odd behavior of visitors to the museum and the employees of the museum in Chapter 24?

2. Where was the original Museum of Natural History built?

3. What strange scent does Ven smell in the warehouse?

4. Who is Vincent D'Agosta?

5. What does G.S.E. stand for?

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