The Voyage of the Beagle Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Darwin see as they continue through the Andes mountains?

2. Where does Darwin see plants and animals similar to what he saw on the plains of Patagonia?

3. After sailing away from Chile, where does the Beagle go?

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

5. What does Darwin write about the Chilean miners?

Short Essay Questions

1. Tell something about the island of Chiloe.

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

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

4. Explain Darwin's impression of the geology of New Zealand.

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

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

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

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

9. Describe Darwin's disappointment at the saltpeter mine.

10. How does Darwin react to Mauritius, known at that time as the Isle of France?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about birds you are familiar with and like. In the essay, describe the various birds and why they are appealing to you. Use anecdotes to support your points.

Essay Topic 2

Write a critique of THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE. In the critique discuss the writer's style, use of language, and ability to make the reading interesting. End the critique by your recommendation for people to read or not read this book.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about slavery. Use examples from South America and Australia that had a profound impact on Darwin. In your essay discuss how slavery affects both the slave and the master psychologically. Give your opinion as to why slavery was a generally accepted practice in the 1800s.

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