The Beak of the Finch Test | Final Test - Medium

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 part of the human is comparable to the finch's beak, according to Weiner?
(a) The digestive tract.
(b) The mind.
(c) The eye.
(d) The hand.

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

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

4. What color was the moth Biston betularia in the early 1800s?
(a) Brown.
(b) Black.
(c) Bluish green.
(d) White.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Latin word "specere" mean?

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

3. As mentioned in Chapter 16, Darwin states that which bird landed on his water pitcher?

4. What animal does the Hawaiian Drosophila Project study?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Explain the Drosophila experiment and its significance.

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

6. Explain how bacteria build up resistance to antibiotics.

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

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

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

10. Choose one example from the text regarding how humans affect other species, and explain it.

(see the answer keys)

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