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) Genovesa.
(c) San Cristóbal.
(d) Isabel.

2. Which classic work of literature did Darwin take with him on his trip to the Galapagos Islands?
(a) Paradise Lost.
(b) Hamlet.
(c) The Divine Comedy.
(d) Candide.

3. How long have the Grants been conducting research on this island?
(a) 30 years.
(b) 12 years.
(c) 5 years.
(d) 20 years.

4. What color is the beak of a finch that is about to mate?
(a) Green.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Black.
(d) Brown.

5. Where does Jamie Smith study sparrows?
(a) England.
(b) British Columbia.
(c) Patagonia.
(d) Michigan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What organism did Darwin's colleague Joseph Hooker study?

2. From what bird do the vampire finches drink blood?

3. Approximately how many islands are in the Galapagos Archipelago?

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

5. With what does Rosemary bait the finch traps?

(see the answer key)

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