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

2. Who draws a chart at the end of Chapter 14?
(a) Trevor Price.
(b) Martin Taylor.
(c) Peter and Rosemary.
(d) Peter Boag and Laurene Ratcliffe.

3. What animal does the Hawaiian Drosophila Project study?
(a) Dragonflies.
(b) Fruit bats.
(c) Manta rays.
(d) Fruit flies.

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

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

6. Where did Darwin pick up the second volume of Principles of Geology?
(a) Montevideo.
(b) Valparaíso.
(c) Guayaquil.
(d) Buenos Aires.

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

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

9. Which Greek philosopher is quoted at the end of Chapter 13?
(a) Socrates.
(b) Plato.
(c) Euripides.
(d) Heraclitus.

10. What type of computer does Rosemary use?
(a) Dell.
(b) Gateway.
(c) Hewlett Packard.
(d) Macintosh.

11. How many times has the environment changed as rapidly as in the 20th century?
(a) 12.
(b) 5.
(c) 0.
(d) 3.

12. What does an old woman in Puerto Ayora eat to avenge herself against the finches?
(a) Cacabus seeds.
(b) Rotisserie finch.
(c) Tribulus seeds.
(d) Finch soup.

13. How long did it take flies to develop resistance to the "resistance-proof" pesticides introduced in 1967?
(a) 10 years.
(b) 3 months.
(c) 5 years.
(d) 18 months.

14. 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.

15. What plant did the botanist Edgar Anderson study in the Ozarks?
(a) Lichens.
(b) Spiderwort.
(c) Creeping phlox.
(d) Dandelions.

Short Answer Questions

1. As witnessed by Hermon Carey Bumpus, which birds died en masse after a blizzard?

2. Who has catalogued Darwin's spelling mistakes?

3. Where is Anvers Island?

4. For what university did the drosophilists discussed in Chapter 12 work?

5. Which plant has dominated Daphne Major since the flood?

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