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. How many species of finch are there in Hawaii?
(a) 40.
(b) 32.
(c) 60.
(d) 113.

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

3. On which island do humans not normally live?
(a) Genovesa.
(b) Santa Cruz.
(c) San Cristóbal.
(d) Floreana.

4. How many people carry the bacteria that causes tuberculosis?
(a) 1 in 4.
(b) 1 in 6.
(c) 1 in 9.
(d) 1 in 3.

5. What do the Grants keep in the freezer in the "sub-subbasement'?
(a) Ice core samples.
(b) Bacteria.
(c) Blood samples.
(d) Hotdogs.

6. Who wrote the book The Blind Watchmaker?
(a) Mark Powell.
(b) Thomas Aquinas.
(c) Rob Bell.
(d) Richard Dawkins.

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

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

9. What is the name of the Charles Darwin Research Station's journal?
(a) Noticias de Galapagos.
(b) Darwin Daily.
(c) Noticias del Mar.
(d) Imprimatur Evolutionii.

10. How many E. coli bacteria can grow from one bacterium within eight hours?
(a) 20 million.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 10 million.
(d) 5000.

11. Which Babylonian king "saw the writing on the wall"?
(a) Xerxes.
(b) Cyrus.
(c) Belshazzar.
(d) Nebuchadnezzar.

12. How much rain fell in the driest year on Daphne Major?
(a) None.
(b) 70 millimeters.
(c) 5 meters.
(d) 6 millimeters.

13. Who made the statement about Cleopatra's nose that is quoted in Chapter 11?
(a) Pascal.
(b) Aesop.
(c) Pythagorus.
(d) Isaac Newton.

14. In the first paragraph of Chapter 11, Darwin is discussing the hybridization of which animal?
(a) Fox.
(b) Eagle.
(c) Pigeon.
(d) Hawk.

15. From where does Martin Taylor collect his moth specimens?
(a) The East Coast.
(b) The Bible Belt.
(c) The Pacific Northwest.
(d) The Midwest.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what month do cacti on Daphne Major start to bloom?

2. In chapter 16, Weiner compares evolutionists to characters in which classic story?

3. Who has catalogued Darwin's spelling mistakes?

4. What does the Latin word "reticulum" mean?

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

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