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Jonathan Weiner
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many plants grew in Darwin's cup of dirt?
(a) 10.
(b) 537.
(c) 82.
(d) 326.

2. As of the time of Rosemary's interview in Chapter 8, how many finches were not banded on Daphne Major?
(a) 1.
(b) 100.
(c) 20.
(d) 12.

3. Who helped Jamie Smith analyze his data on sparrows?
(a) Dolph Schluter.
(b) Peter Grant.
(c) Peter Boag.
(d) Ian Abbott.

4. What plants did the Grants find growing on Nuñez?
(a) Hibiscus.
(b) Green beans.
(c) Flame trees.
(d) Oak trees.

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

6. What book did Darwin call his "Big Book"?
(a) Galapagos.
(b) The Voyage of the Beagle.
(c) The Origin of Species.
(d) War and Peace.

7. What type of bird suffered on Genovesa during the rains of 1982-83?
(a) Mockingbird.
(b) Bluebird.
(c) Finch.
(d) Booby.

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

9. In how many portfolios did Charles Darwin store his field notes?
(a) 30-40.
(b) 22.
(c) 75-80.
(d) 12.

10. Which of the following is not a predator mentioned in Chapter 6?
(a) Cichlid.
(b) Piranha.
(c) Rivulus hartii.
(d) Prawn.

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

12. From what bird do the vampire finches drink blood?
(a) Egrets.
(b) Passenger pigeons.
(c) Robins.
(d) Boobies.

13. Who gave the lecture "The Demonstrative Evidence of Evolution"?
(a) David Lack.
(b) William Paley.
(c) Charles Darwin.
(d) Thomas Henry Huxley.

14. Which weed does Chapter 4 discuss in detail?
(a) Dandelion.
(b) Thistle.
(c) Lemon grass.
(d) Caltrop.

15. How many times did the Croton trees bloom in the rains of 1982-83?
(a) 1.
(b) 5.
(c) 7.
(d) 2.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who devised the metaphor of the watch and the watchmaker?

2. What Galapagos island is mentioned in the first sentence of Chapter 1?

3. What is the name of the village on Santa Cruz?

4. What does the Difficilis on the Pinta eat?

5. As Chapter 5 ends, Weiner mentions which food that Darwin ate in the Galapagos?

(see the answer keys)

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