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Elizabeth Kolbert
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How tall did the Arctic willow grow on Ellesmere?
(a) Waist high.
(b) Knee high.
(c) As high as your ankle.
(d) Chest high.

2. In Chapter 9, what color did the author say that the dirt was in Amazonas?
(a) Red.
(b) Bright orange.
(c) Black.
(d) Beige.

3. Of the world's eight species of bears, how many were categorized as vulnerable to extinction or endangered?
(a) 5.
(b) 4.
(c) 6.
(d) 7.

4. When an Australian researcher broke apart a volleyball-sized chunk of coral, how many polychaete worms did he find?
(a) 103.
(b) 580.
(c) About 1,000.
(d) More than 1,400.

5. What cyclone added a ridge on One Tree Island in March 2009?
(a) Rina.
(b) Arlene.
(c) Hamish.
(d) Jose.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was it believed that the Neanderthal vanished?

2. When did Captain James Cook encounter the Great Barrier Reef?

3. How big was One Tree Island?

4. How far was it to walk from the research station on One Tree to DK-13?

5. During the statary phase when ants stay mostly in one place to raise a new generation, how long might the ants stay put?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the 1950s, what led William Straus and Alexander Cave to believe that Neanderthals walked upright?

2. Where and when were the first Neanderthal bones discovered?

3. What were the hobbits?

4. What was Biosphere 2?

5. How did Terry Erwin count beetles in the late 1970s?

6. What did the One Tree Island Research Station consist of?

7. Why did Suci get an ultrasound in Chapter 11?

8. Who was the first European to encounter the Great Barrier Reef, and how did he come across it?

9. How had the road BR-174 changed over the years?

10. How did the author decide to go to One Tree?

(see the answer keys)

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