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Jonathan Weiner
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay 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. What part of the human is comparable to the finch's beak, according to Weiner?
(a) The eye.
(b) The hand.
(c) The digestive tract.
(d) The mind.

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

4. Who wrote the article on global warming that is discussed in Chapter 18?
(a) Andrew Bakun.
(b) Phillip Gingerich.
(c) John Endler.
(d) Trevor Price.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who appears in Chapter 15 separating DNA in plastic bags?

2. What is "one of the greatest remaining mysteries in biology," according to Weiner?

3. What plant did the botanist Edgar Anderson study in the Ozarks?

4. Who draws a chart at the end of Chapter 14?

5. How many species of finch are there in Hawaii?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the humor that the Grants find in the painting Science Is Measurement.

2. What is the significance of Darwin's spelling errors for modern science?

3. Describe the place in which the Grants keep finch blood samples.

4. Describe how Biston betularia changed color and why it is changing back.

5. Explain how bacteria build up resistance to antibiotics.

6. Explain how ocean currents affect the Galapagos Islands.

7. Why do plants hybridize rather readily?

8. Describe Dolph Schluter's experiment in British Columbia.

9. Describe the two shorelines that Weiner discusses in Chapter 11.

10. What is the significance of the finch's songs? Explain in detail.

(see the answer keys)

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