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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) in mountain caves
(c) at their camp at Los Arenales
(d) at Machu Picchu

2. What provides Darwin with more evidence of the relationships between volcanic activity and earthquakes?
(a) the shape of the coast after the volcanoes erupt
(b) the temperature of the water after the tsunami
(c) the stories people tell about past disasters
(d) the destruction after the Valdivia earthquake

3. Where does Darwin spend the night after descending the Blue Mountain plateau?
(a) at a mission
(b) at a cotton plantation
(c) at a modern inn
(d) at a sheep ranch

4. What does Darwin speculate about as he observes the snow melt percolating and loosening rocks?
(a) how plants are introduced
(b) how minerals are formed
(c) how rich ores are found
(d) how the geology develops

5. What has Darwin observed on the 3,200 mile trip from the Galapagos?
(a) great white sharks circling the Beagle
(b) a blue whale mother and baby
(c) a maelstrom
(d) a formation of coral known as an atoll

6. What happens at Valdivia?
(a) a hailstorm
(b) the Beagle hits a reef
(c) a massive earthquake
(d) the Beagle runs aground

7. Why does the Beagle stop for three days at the Chonos Archipelago?
(a) because of sickness
(b) to replenish its supplies
(c) because of a storm
(d) to look for crew members

8. What is the modern name of the large island off the eastern coast of Africa, known at the time Darwin was there as the Isle of France?
(a) Mauritius
(b) Ceylon
(c) Zanzibar
(d) Gibraltar

9. Where does the Beagle head after New Zealand?
(a) the Philippines
(b) Indonesia
(c) Malaysia
(d) Sydney, Australia

10. On his way up the coast of Chile toward Copiapo, why does Darwin turn inland toward the mining area?
(a) He hears about strange plant life at the mines.
(b) He does not find much of interest along the coast.
(c) He is bored looking at the sea all the time.
(d) The coastline becomes impassable.

11. Who are the six sailors who show up at the Beagle?
(a) survivors of a shipwreck
(b) keepers of a lighthouse
(c) guards from a prisoner ship
(d) runaways from a whaling ship

12. What turns out to be a raised plain about 3,000 feet above sea level?
(a) the Blue Mountain foothills
(b) Ayers Rock
(c) the inland sea bed
(d) the Blue Mountains

13. What must Darwin and his guide cross on the way back to Hacienda de San Isidro?
(a) a dry, parched desert
(b) a suspension bridge made of rope and hide
(c) a rapids in a mountain river
(d) a line of military guarding the border

14. What is it in which a large wooden spoon seems to dance to the rhythm of the music being played?
(a) a wedding ceremony
(b) a superstitious play put on by the natives
(c) an entertainment for children
(d) a war dance put on to frighten the Beagle crew

15. Walking along a road cut through the landscape, what does Darwin reflect on?
(a) how civilization improves a land area
(b) how far the Beagle has traveled
(c) how devoid of resources New Zealand is
(d) how at one time the land was covered with forests

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do Darwin and Mariano Gonzales take ten pack mules on the trek across the Andes?

2. What does Darwin observe along the rivers of the Andes?

3. What is a principal industry of Chile that Darwin observes?

4. What keeps Darwin on board the Beagle after it sails to Lima?

5. What does Darwin see at Chatham Island?

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