The Beak of the Finch Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who was the first person who could recognize all the finches on Daphne Major?
(a) Trevor Price.
(b) Rosemary Grant.
(c) Nicola Grant.
(d) Ian Abbott.

3. Approximately how many islands are in the Galapagos Archipelago?
(a) 10.
(b) 24.
(c) 50.
(d) 36.

4. Who, when observing Darwin's finches in museums, noticed the many differences in the birds' beaks?
(a) Percy R. Lowe.
(b) David Lack.
(c) William Paley.
(d) Osbert Salvin.

5. Who devised the metaphor of the watch and the watchmaker?
(a) Darwin.
(b) Joseph Hooker.
(c) William Paley.
(d) William Shakespeare.

6. What part of the finch is the tarsus?
(a) Leg.
(b) Beak.
(c) Neck.
(d) Wing.

7. Who was Trevor Price's assistant in the Galapagos?
(a) Carlos Nuñez.
(b) Spike Millington.
(c) Tjitte de Vries.
(d) Laurene Ratcliffe.

8. How many times did Number 3425 breed in 1983?
(a) 1.
(b) 12.
(c) 8.
(d) 2.

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

10. What does the Difficilis on the Pinta eat?
(a) Grass seeds.
(b) Insects.
(c) Seaweed.
(d) Tribulus seeds.

11. Cactus finches build their nest to protect themselves from which animal?
(a) Scorpions.
(b) Hawks.
(c) Owls.
(d) Eagles.

12. What is the name of the instrument the Grants use to measure the hardness of the seeds the finches eat?
(a) The McGill barometer.
(b) Sphygmomanometer.
(c) The McGill nutcracker.
(d) The Princeton omni-tool.

13. Who analyzed the finch data from the 1970s using partial regression analysis?
(a) Trevor Price.
(b) Rosemary Grant.
(c) Peter Boag.
(d) Ian Abbott.

14. In what year did the Grants first go to the Galapagos?
(a) 1985.
(b) 1976.
(c) 1982.
(d) 1973.

15. Who created the concept of the "darwin"?
(a) Peter Grant.
(b) Trevor Price.
(c) Charles Darwin.
(d) J.B.S. Haldane.

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter 8 mentions that Peter has to deliver a lecture in which country?

2. Which type of animal in the Galapagos has one alpha male that mates with many females?

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

4. What color "indicates age and experience" in the male finches' feathers?

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

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