Birds, Beasts, and Relatives Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Gerald Durrell
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 160 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Birds, Beasts, and Relatives Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Gerald Durrell
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 160 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. From whom did Mother get the donkey she gave to Gerald?
(a) From Costas.
(b) From Theo.
(c) From Katarina.
(d) From the market place.

2. What did Gerald discover about the turtle he found in the waters one day while fishing?
(a) The turtle was dead.
(b) The turtle had only three legs.
(c) The turtle was eating a fish.
(d) The turtle was not indigenous to the area.

3. Who was Taki Thanatos?
(a) A young man who rented small boats to tourists.
(b) A young man whose father had just died.
(c) A young man who was the narrator's Greek tutor.
(d) A young man the narrator met while exploring the bay.

4. What did Gerald name the donkey?
(a) Sandy.
(b) Sally.
(c) Betty.
(d) Mary.

5. What did Theodore and Gerald snack on after their day of exploration in Chapter Four?
(a) Hot chocolate and cookies.
(b) Hot coffee and cookies.
(c) Hot tea and scones.
(d) Hot milk and scones.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Corfu?

2. What part of the fish Taki caught was poisonous?

3. What did Gerald do with the soft parts of the turtle after the dissection?

4. According to the story, what happened to the woman who would not sell her milk for seventeen coins?

5. What did fishermen use to calm the waters around their small boats?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Taki take Gerald to catch fish? What unusual method did Taki use to catch fish? What strange fish did Taki catch that fascinated Gerald? What did Gerald learn about the fish Taki caught?

2. Who is Taki Thanatos? How did Gerald meet him? What did the two share in common? Where did Taki want to take Gerald?

3. Who was Roger? How did Gerald meet Roger? What did Gerald and Roger do together on the island?

4. What is a China-mark moth? What makes this moth unique?

5. What was the "Bootle-bumtrinket?" How did Gerald get it and what did he do with it?

6. How did Leslie react to settling into their new home? What did he set about to do while in Corfu? How did his mother react to this plan?

7. Why did the narrator, Gerald, and his family go to Greece? Where in Greece did they settle? What details did the narrator give about their 'home away from home'?

8. What did Gerald and Theo discover on their excursion to the lake? Why was this discovery exciting for Gerald?

9. Why did George introduce Gerald to Theo Stephanides? What did Gerald hope to learn from Theo?

10. Who did Margo and Gerald discover lived on Mouse Island? How did they first discover this person? How did they eventually appease this inhabitant's ire?

(see the answer keys)

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