The Beak of the Finch Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Jonathan Weiner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As Rosemary relates, what sometimes causes a bamboo pole to become unexpectedly heavy as one carries it?
(a) Guano.
(b) A hawk.
(c) An iguana.
(d) An eagle.

2. Who helped Jamie Smith analyze his data on sparrows?
(a) Ian Abbott.
(b) Peter Boag.
(c) Dolph Schluter.
(d) Peter Grant.

3. Where did Rosemary spend her childhood?
(a) London.
(b) The Lake District.
(c) Canada.
(d) Paris.

4. Cactus finches build their nest to protect themselves from which animal?
(a) Scorpions.
(b) Hawks.
(c) Eagles.
(d) Owls.

5. Who named one finch species "Geospiza incerta," which, according to Weiner, means "ground finch, I guess"?
(a) Carolus Linnaeus.
(b) John Gould.
(c) Darwin.
(d) Peter Grant.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who gave the lecture "The Demonstrative Evidence of Evolution"?

2. For what university did the drosophilists discussed in Chapter 12 work?

3. Where did Peter Grant pursue his undergraduate degree?

4. In the dry year, how much bigger was the beak of a surviving finch than that of a dead finch?

5. Who developed the "principle of divergence"?

(see the answer key)

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