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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What turns out to be a raised plain about 3,000 feet above sea level?
(a) Ayers Rock
(b) the Blue Mountains
(c) the inland sea bed
(d) the Blue Mountain foothills
2. What has meant giving up his usual social circles and going off into unknown territories to meet unforeseen hardships?
(a) Darwin's need for adventure
(b) Darwin's long voyage
(c) Darwin's desire to get out of England
(d) Darwin's post graduate education
3. What does Darwin speculate about as he observes the snow melt percolating and loosening rocks?
(a) how rich ores are found
(b) how minerals are formed
(c) how the geology develops
(d) how plants are introduced
4. Exploring the Chiloe eastern coastline, what does Darwin observe?
(a) albatros nests
(b) strange granite boulders in the sea
(c) the volcano Orsono
(d) the nearly extinct dodo bird
5. Where does Darwin find olive and orange trees and many varieties of vegetables?
(a) at the Bay of Valparaiso
(b) in the Valley of Paradise
(c) on the sides of Mount Compana
(d) in the Market of Santiago
6. Who are the six sailors who show up at the Beagle?
(a) runaways from a whaling ship
(b) survivors of a shipwreck
(c) keepers of a lighthouse
(d) guards from a prisoner ship
7. What reception does the Beagle receive at New Zealand?
(a) a war party in canoes
(b) a lackluster welcome from one canoe
(c) no welcome at all
(d) a thousand canoes of Maori
8. Where does Darwin see plants and animals similar to what he saw on the plains of Patagonia?
(a) at the summit of the mountains
(b) at their camp at Los Arenales
(c) at Machu Picchu
(d) in mountain caves
9. What is it in which a large wooden spoon seems to dance to the rhythm of the music being played?
(a) a superstitious play put on by the natives
(b) an entertainment for children
(c) a war dance put on to frighten the Beagle crew
(d) a wedding ceremony
10. What unusual thing exists on another island some miles away from Keeling Island?
(a) hot spring geysers
(b) fresh water wells
(c) deciduous trees
(d) strange monoliths
11. What is Darwin's assessment of New Zealand?
(a) It is a paradise.
(b) It is not diverse.
(c) It is too isolated.
(d) It is not a pleasant place.
12. What must Darwin and his guide cross on the way back to Hacienda de San Isidro?
(a) a dry, parched desert
(b) a rapids in a mountain river
(c) a line of military guarding the border
(d) a suspension bridge made of rope and hide
13. What does Darwin see as they continue through the Andes mountains?
(b) loose diamonds
(c) mountain goats
(d) rock slides
14. What does Darwin discover on the way back to Chile by way of the Uspallata pass north of Mendoza?
(a) quarts cliffs of many colors
(b) silicified wood in the form of standing tree trunks
(c) ruins of an ancient civilization
(d) hot springs where he stops to bathe
15. What theory about volcanic activity and earthquakes does Darwin form that is years ahead of his time?
(a) fault lines come from underwater volcanoes
(b) volcanic activity has nothing to do with earthquakes
(c) fissures run along the same direction as the earthquake fault line
(d) volcanoes create fault lines in the earth
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Darwin particularly admire the view?
2. Where do the wooden houses best withstand the effects of the massive earthquake?
3. Why does the Beagle stop for three days at the Chonos Archipelago?
4. How does Darwin describe the town of Port Louis?
5. Why do they have a problem with making a meal at 11,000 feet?
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