The Beak of the Finch Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Jonathan Weiner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 20.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who draws a chart at the end of Chapter 14?
(a) Martin Taylor.
(b) Trevor Price.
(c) Peter and Rosemary.
(d) Peter Boag and Laurene Ratcliffe.

2. Who wrote the article on global warming that is discussed in Chapter 18?
(a) Phillip Gingerich.
(b) Andrew Bakun.
(c) John Endler.
(d) Trevor Price.

3. Who appears in Chapter 15 separating DNA in plastic bags?
(a) Peter Boag.
(b) Trevor Price.
(c) Peter Grant.
(d) Dolph Schluter.

4. Where did Darwin find the finch Magnirostris magnirostris?
(a) Genovesa.
(b) Floreana.
(c) Santa Cruz.
(d) San Cristóbal.

5. What is the name of the mutant gene that helps flies resist DDT?
(a) Kdr.
(b) Env.
(c) Zdp.
(d) Mvw.

Short Answer Questions

1. Weiner compares the Cactus finch to whom in the beginning of Chapter 2?

2. Who has deeply studied the history of studying evolution in the Galapagos Islands?

3. How many plants grew in Darwin's cup of dirt?

4. What is the name of the Charles Darwin Research Station's journal?

5. Who analyzed the finch data from the 1970s using partial regression analysis?

(see the answer key)

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