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. Approximately how many species of birds are there in the world?
(a) 305.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 100,000.
(d) 970.

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

3. According to Weiner, the woodpecker's beak is similar to what tool?
(a) Chisel.
(b) Shovel.
(c) Awl.
(d) Pickaxe.

4. Which type of animal in the Galapagos has one alpha male that mates with many females?
(a) Sea lion.
(b) Booby.
(c) Tortoise.
(d) Iguana.

5. What does the Latin word "reticulum" mean?
(a) Explosion.
(b) Diversion.
(c) Line.
(d) Net.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote the book Natural Selection in the Wild?

2. What organization did Tjitte de Vries direct?

3. Which playwright does Weiner quote at the end of Chapter 4?

4. Which type of fish is discussed at length in Chapter 6?

5. How many species of finch live in the Galapagos Islands?

(see the answer key)

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