The Beak of the Finch Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As related at the end of Chapter 3, which person sustained an injury from the barnacles on Daphne Major?
(a) Peter Grant.
(b) Peter Boag.
(c) Ian Abbott.
(d) Lisle Gibbs.

2. Which famous writer went to Christ's College before Darwin?
(a) Daniel Defoe.
(b) William Shakespeare.
(c) John Milton.
(d) Robert Louis Stevenson.

3. What is the name of the village on Santa Cruz?
(a) Puerto Vallarta.
(b) Santiago.
(c) Rapa Nui.
(d) Puerto Ayora.

4. Who is "the greatest authority on plants of the Galapagos"?
(a) David Lack.
(b) Peter Boag.
(c) Duncan Porter.
(d) Ian Abbott.

5. Which of the following is not a predator mentioned in Chapter 6?
(a) Prawn.
(b) Piranha.
(c) Rivulus hartii.
(d) Cichlid.

Short Answer Questions

1. Cactus finches build their nest to protect themselves from which animal?

2. Which biologist thought of Darwin's finches as "not separate species at all, but 'hybrid swarms'"?

3. The Grants' research is compared to which novel?

4. As mentioned in Chapter 5, which book did Laurene Ratcliffe read while waiting for rain on Daphne Major?

5. Which year was the dry year that is discussed in Chapter 5?

(see the answer key)

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