The Beak of the Finch Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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

2. Who wrote the book Natural Selection in the Wild?
(a) Charles Darwin.
(b) David Lack.
(c) Peter Grant.
(d) John Endler.

3. Who analyzed the finch data from the 1970s using partial regression analysis?
(a) Trevor Price.
(b) Ian Abbott.
(c) Peter Boag.
(d) Rosemary Grant.

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

5. In the dry year, how much bigger was the beak of a surviving finch than that of a dead finch?
(a) Half a millimeter.
(b) One millimeter.
(c) Three millimeters.
(d) Two millimeters.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was the name of the captain of Darwin's ship?

3. How much rain fell on the day the severe drought ended, as mentioned in Chapter 5?

4. As described at the end of Chapter 6, for what were Trevor Price and Lisle Gibbs waiting?

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

(see the answer key)

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