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

2. When did the ancestors of humans start to walk?
(a) 8000 years ago.
(b) 6-7 million years ago.
(c) 200,000 years ago.
(d) 40 million years ago.

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

4. Approximately how many species of birds are there in the world?
(a) 100,000.
(b) 970.
(c) 10,000.
(d) 305.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. From where does Martin Taylor collect his moth specimens?

2. How many people carry the bacteria that causes tuberculosis?

3. Weiner states in Chapter 14 that the finches are like which work of art?

4. What is the name of the librarian of the Charles Darwin Research Station?

5. What is the name of the Charles Darwin Research Station's journal?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Answer Weiner's question, "Why are there so many kinds of animals?"

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

4. Summarize Weiner's hypothesis on the physical aspect of human consciousness.

5. Explain how ocean currents affect the Galapagos Islands.

6. Why do plants hybridize rather readily?

7. Describe what Martin Taylor does with the moth samples he receives.

8. What significance did Hermon Carey Bumpus discover in the sparrows' deaths? What significance did Peter Grant see?

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

10. What effect do the finches have on cactus flowers?

(see the answer keys)

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