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. From what bird do the vampire finches drink blood?
(a) Passenger pigeons.
(b) Robins.
(c) Boobies.
(d) Egrets.

2. How many species of finch live in the Galapagos Islands?
(a) 13.
(b) 7.
(c) 15.
(d) 11.

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

4. As Chapter 5 ends, Weiner mentions which food that Darwin ate in the Galapagos?
(a) Berries.
(b) Greens.
(c) Tortoise.
(d) Fish.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What organization did Tjitte de Vries direct?

2. How many populations of finches did the Grants study during their first year in the Galapagos?

3. Which of the following is not a predator mentioned in Chapter 6?

4. In Chapter 5, to which mythical figure does Weiner compare the finches?

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

(see the answer key)

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