The Beak of the Finch Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In chapter 15, Weiner discusses the growth of which microbe in a Petri dish?
(a) Salmonella.
(b) Ebola virus.
(c) Streptococcus.
(d) E. coli.

2. What is different from farm to farm in the Mississippi Delta?
(a) Crop circles.
(b) Birdsong.
(c) Wildflowers.
(d) Mosquito density.

3. What does the illustration in The Origin of Species depict?
(a) An iguana.
(b) A mockingbird.
(c) The "tree of life."
(d) London Bridge.

4. Chapter 17 showcases the evolution of which mammal?
(a) Rhinoceros.
(b) Elephant.
(c) Manatee.
(d) Fox.

5. How many mating songs does each species of finch have?
(a) 4.
(b) 7.
(c) 1.
(d) 2.

6. Which plant has dominated Daphne Major since the flood?
(a) Cactus.
(b) Cacabus.
(c) Passionflower.
(d) Tribulus.

7. Which animal did Lewontin and Birch study?
(a) Shark.
(b) Fruit fly.
(c) Goldfish.
(d) Mosquito.

8. What does the Latin word "specere" mean?
(a) To specify.
(b) To be speckled.
(c) To sing.
(d) To see.

9. Where is Anvers Island?
(a) Near the British Isles.
(b) In the Baltic.
(c) In the Antarctic.
(d) In the South Pacific.

10. In what state did Benjamin Walsh build his homestead?
(a) Illinois.
(b) Nebraska.
(c) West Virginia.
(d) California.

11. Who has catalogued Darwin's spelling mistakes?
(a) Sir John Sebright.
(b) Jackson Pollock.
(c) Rosemary Grant.
(d) Frank J. Sulloway.

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

13. Weiner states in Chapter 14 that the finches are like which work of art?
(a) Pieta.
(b) Michelangelo's Prisoners.
(c) Guernica.
(d) David.

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

15. On what drenched island near the equator do finches live, as mentioned in Chapter 19?
(a) Cocos.
(b) Panama.
(c) Rapa Nui.
(d) Jamaica.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Darwin pick up the second volume of Principles of Geology?

2. Who made the statement about Cleopatra's nose that is quoted in Chapter 11?

3. How long did it take flies to develop resistance to the "resistance-proof" pesticides introduced in 1967?

4. Who wrote the article on global warming that is discussed in Chapter 18?

5. When did the ancestors of humans start to walk?

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