The Beak of the Finch Quiz | Eight 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 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On which island in the Galapagos archipelago did Darwin land first?
(a) Daphne.
(b) Isabel.
(c) San Cristóbal.
(d) Genovesa.

2. With what does Rosemary bait the finch traps?
(a) Apple.
(b) Birdseed.
(c) Banana.
(d) Seal blubber.

3. What type of bird did Darwin breed back home in England?
(a) Swallows.
(b) Sparrows.
(c) Pigeons.
(d) Mockingbirds.

4. What was the name of the captain of Darwin's ship?
(a) FitzRoy.
(b) McCoy.
(c) FitzWilliam.
(d) Dickens.

5. What Galapagos island is mentioned in the first sentence of Chapter 1?
(a) Isabela.
(b) Santiago.
(c) Sin Nombre.
(d) Daphne Major.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of animal was the Eohippus (or the Hyracotherium)?

2. As Rosemary relates, what sometimes causes a bamboo pole to become unexpectedly heavy as one carries it?

3. What animal does Weiner describe as having "the body plan of a volcano"?

4. What color is the beak of a finch that is about to mate?

5. What book did Darwin call his "Big Book"?

(see the answer key)

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