The Voyage of the Beagle Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How are Darwin and his Tahitian guides able to get inland on the island?
(a) along river valleys
(b) through jungle pathways
(c) climbing over several mountains
(d) coming around from the other side

2. What is the strange phenomenon Darwin sees at the mountain summit?
(a) black rain
(b) ice castles
(c) rock flowers
(d) red snow

3. Why do Darwin and Mariano Gonzales take ten pack mules on the trek across the Andes?
(a) in case they get lost
(b) in case they have to hire extra guides
(c) in case they become snowed in
(d) in case they stay longer than planned

4. What theory of Darwin's after observing the atolls is still considered valid today?
(a) how the atolls were formed
(b) why atolls are disappearing
(c) how atolls help the ocean ecology
(d) what makes coral grow in a circle

5. What does Darwin find in relationship to his interest in plants and animals?
(a) specimens too large to take back
(b) too much diversity to classify all
(c) almost no new species
(d) strange new species

6. Who is the old school friend of Darwin's he stays with in Chile?
(a) Richard Corfield
(b) Rudyard Kipling
(c) Oliver Swift
(d) Robert Browning

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

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) Gibraltar
(d) Zanzibar

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

10. What does Darwin begin to notice about the different Galapagos islands?
(a) the birds do not pass from one island to another
(b) the animals and plants are all the same
(c) the natural inhabitants of each island differ in slight ways
(d) each island has different kinds of frogs

11. To what does Darwin compare the convict slave laborers in Australia?
(a) the exiles on Devil's Rock
(b) the conscripted military
(c) the slaves of Africa
(d) the slum dwellers of London

12. What does the host at the Hacienda de San Isidro provide for Darwin?
(a) a fresh horse and a guide
(b) clothes more suitable for the weather
(c) maps of the Chilean coastline
(d) a secretary to transcribe his notes

13. On his second attempt, what is Capt. Fitz Roy able to navigate successfully?
(a) the Great Barrier Reef
(b) the Antarctic Channel
(c) the Sea of Sighs
(d) the Strait of Magellan

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

15. How does Darwin describe the town of Port Louis?
(a) as uncivilized
(b) as more French than Paris
(c) as dangeroous and hostile
(d) as shanties clustered along the shore

Short Answer Questions

1. Why must they stop regularly while ascending Peuquenes ridge?

2. What does Darwin see as the disadvantages such as monetary inflation and a sense of personal anonymity in Sydney?

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

4. What unusual thing exists on another island some miles away from Keeling Island?

5. What does Darwin discover on the way back to Chile by way of the Uspallata pass north of Mendoza?

(see the answer keys)

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