The Beak of the Finch Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

Jonathan Weiner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 17.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year was the Charles Darwin Research Station founded?
(a) 1888.
(b) 1960.
(c) 1972.
(d) 1912.

2. What does the illustration in The Origin of Species depict?
(a) The "tree of life."
(b) An iguana.
(c) London Bridge.
(d) A mockingbird.

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

4. Where did John Endler build his experimental ponds?
(a) Yale University.
(b) University of Manitoba.
(c) Princeton University.
(d) University of Michigan.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In chapter 15, Weiner discusses the growth of which microbe in a Petri dish?

2. From how far away do the Grants take photographs of the finches for their research?

3. Which Babylonian king "saw the writing on the wall"?

4. Who argued against the principle of divergence using the phrase "the Ghost of Competition Past"?

5. Who helped Jamie Smith analyze his data on sparrows?

(see the answer key)

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