The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

David Quammen
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Preston's Bell.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What literary term describes Quammen's use of the image of the Persian rug?
(a) Metaphor.
(b) Personification.
(c) Symbolism.
(d) Simile.

2. What is the difference between an isolate and a sample?
(a) Trends in an isolate can be applied to larger areas.
(b) An isolate does not have a relation with a larger area.
(c) Samples are only statistically related to larger environments.
(d) A sample is only representative of itself.

3. Where did Quammen go to study temrecs?
(a) Sri Lanka.
(b) Madagascar.
(c) Galapagos.
(d) New Zealand.

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

5. What literary device describes the questions David Quammen asks about the rug?
(a) Aopstrophe.
(b) Rhetorical question.
(c) Leading question.
(d) Sarcasm.

Short Answer Questions

1. What rule governs the relationship between the size of an island and the number of species it can support?

2. What was Tasmania's environmental history, according to Quammen?

3. When did the dodo go extinct?

4. What were the first plants to arrive after the eruption of Krakatau?

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

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