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. What is the name of the building where Peter and Rosemary have their offices?
(a) Eno Hall.
(b) Baker Hall.
(c) Darwin Center of Science.
(d) Ezell Laboratories.

2. Whose appearance is described at the beginning of Chapter 8?
(a) Ian Abbott.
(b) Laurene Ratcliffe.
(c) Peter Boag.
(d) Rosemary Grant.

3. As discussed in Chapter 4, which of the finches' traits did Peter Boag study for his thesis?
(a) Tarsus length.
(b) Resistance to disease.
(c) Heritability.
(d) Survival mechanisms.

4. Who has deeply studied the history of studying evolution in the Galapagos Islands?
(a) David Anderson.
(b) William Hamilton.
(c) Peter Boag.
(d) Frank J. Sulloway.

5. Where did Darwin pick up the second volume of Principles of Geology?
(a) Guayaquil.
(b) Valparaíso.
(c) Montevideo.
(d) Buenos Aires.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is "the greatest authority on plants of the Galapagos"?

2. Who is speaking in the first sentence of Chapter 9?

3. In chapter 16, Weiner compares evolutionists to characters in which classic story?

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

5. At what university did Lisle Gibbs study?

(see the answer key)

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