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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 must the people do at Iquique?
(a) build strong houses
(b) grow their own food
(c) fight the natives
(d) import everything

2. What do Darwin and some crew members walk on when they visit the island of San Pedro?
(a) soft, black sand
(b) layers of logs several yards thick
(c) hot rocks from a volcano
(d) layers of dry salt

3. After sailing away from Chile, where does the Beagle go?
(a) Bogata, Columbia
(b) Panama city
(c) Iquique in Peru
(d) Lima, Peru

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

5. What impresses Darwin about the Tahitians?
(a) their warlike nature
(b) their modesty of dress
(c) their body covering tattoos
(d) their friendliness and good looks, despite their tattoos

Short Answer Questions

1. Exploring the Chiloe eastern coastline, what does Darwin observe?

2. Where does Darwin particularly admire the view?

3. What do reddish brown clouds turn out to be?

4. What turns out to be a raised plain about 3,000 feet above sea level?

5. What feeds the inhabitants' pigs and a large kind of crab on Keeling Island?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Darwin react to Sydney, Australia?

6. Tell what Darwin thinks and observes about the rivers in the Andes Mountains.

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

8. Explain what Darwin sees at Concepcion and why the houses are still standing.

9. Tell about Capt. Fitz Roy's talk with Patagonians before making it through the Magdalen Channel.

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

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