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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What keeps Darwin on board the Beagle after it sails to Lima?
(a) his weakened health
(b) his lost passport
(c) a cholera epidemic in Peru
(d) the political unrest in Peru

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

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

4. Why can Darwin not explore the forest of Chiloe?
(a) It is held sacred by the natives.
(b) It is filled with poisonous plants.
(c) It is too thick to pass through.
(d) It is too wet to support horse or man,

5. How does Darwin get to the Blue Mountains?
(a) in a buckboard wagon
(b) across the Nepean River in a ferry boat
(c) riding a camel
(d) across the Australian desert

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is located at the Bay of Valparaiso?

3. To what does Darwin compare the convict slave laborers in Australia?

4. What does Darwin say is too great and ambitious for affection, yet not great enough for respect?

5. What does Darwin see on the way to a saltpeter mine?

Short Essay Questions

1. Relate what Darwin finds at Chatham Island in the Galapagos archipelago.

2. What route does Darwin take back to Chile and what he discovers on the way.

3. Describe Darwin's exploration of the interior of the Tahitian Island.

4. How does Darwin sum up his voyage at its end?

5. How does Darwin describe the countryside coming down off the Blue Mountain plateau?

6. What are the things Darwin notices at Keeling Island?

7. What evidence does Darwin find that sea beds are raised by nature to great heights?

8. Summarize Darwin's classification of coral reefs.

9. How does Darwin describe a staple food on Tierra del Fuego?

10. Explain Darwin's observations in the Galapagos that will later influence his scientific theories.

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