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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Darwin see as the disadvantages such as monetary inflation and a sense of personal anonymity in Sydney?
(a) an ineffective government
(b) its distance from Europe
(c) the number of criminals there
(d) the effects of rapid growth

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

4. 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 desire to get out of England
(c) Darwin's post graduate education
(d) Darwin's long voyage

5. How does Darwin compare the natives of New Zealand to the Tahitians?
(a) shorter and less attractive
(b) about the same
(c) more warlike and unpleasant company
(d) better educated and more peaceful

6. Where does Darwin prepare to cross the Andes Mountains through the Portillo pass?
(a) at Santiago
(b) at Lima
(c) at Valparaiso
(d) at Bogota

7. What does Darwin see from the Blue Mountains?
(a) cliffs with magnificent views of a harbor
(b) tall trees growing in the valleys below
(c) many ships sailing around the continent
(d) vast areas of farmland

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

9. From where do many of the people living in Port Louis come?
(a) South Africa
(b) Morocco
(c) Algiers
(d) India

10. What is Darwin's assessment of New Zealand?
(a) It is too isolated.
(b) It is not diverse.
(c) It is not a pleasant place.
(d) It is a paradise.

11. 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) ruins of an ancient civilization
(c) hot springs where he stops to bathe
(d) silicified wood in the form of standing tree trunks

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

13. What does Darwin see as they continue through the Andes mountains?
(a) mountain goats
(b) glaciers
(c) loose diamonds
(d) rock slides

14. Who are the unusually tall people compared to other natives of the area?
(a) the Patagonians
(b) the Tierrans
(c) the Argentinians
(d) the Incas

15. Where does Darwin find mostly desert with a few mines of low quality here and there?
(a) the central part of Chile
(b) the northern part of Chile
(c) the coastal part of Chile
(d) the eastern part of Chile

Short Answer Questions

1. What is at the center of the atoll called Keeling Island?

2. Who demonstrates their prowess with their spears launched with throwing sticks?

3. Headed back towards Chiloe, what does Darwin observe at night?

4. What has Darwin observed on the 3,200 mile trip from the Galapagos?

5. What notable landmark does Darwin see on St. Helen's Island?

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