The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

David Quammen
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through World in Pieces.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the state of Lovejoy's plan when Quammen visited the sites with him?
(a) Lovejoy had determined the ideal number of acres for a nature reserve.
(b) Lovejoy had determined to make nature reserves as large as possible.
(c) No conclusions had been reached.
(d) Lovejoy had determined to make many small reserves in an area, allowing development.

2. What is the relationship Quammen develops between the imaginary rug and ecosystems?
(a) Synecdoche.
(b) Analogy.
(c) Extended metaphor.
(d) Symbolism.

3. How many Mauritius kestrels were still in existence at the species' lowest point?
(a) Two.
(b) Twelve.
(c) Nine.
(d) Four.

4. How would you describe Quammen's vocabulary?
(a) Technical and precise.
(b) Sophisticated.
(c) Familiar.
(d) Off-hand.

5. Where did the dodo nest?
(a) In burrows.
(b) On the ground.
(c) In trees.
(d) In man-made structures.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Quammen say islands are sometimes formed?

2. What did Philip Darlington propose?

3. What literary device describes the questions David Quammen asks about the rug?

4. What was the first species to arrive in Krakatau after the eruption?

5. When did Wilson and MacArthur publish 'An Equilibrium Theory of Insular Zoogeography'?

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