The Beak of the Finch Test | Final Test - Hard

Jonathan Weiner
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does an old woman in Puerto Ayora eat to avenge herself against the finches?

2. Who wrote the article on global warming that is discussed in Chapter 18?

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

4. What animal does Scott Carroll study?

5. Who is studying the Sticklebacks?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain the Drosophila experiment and its significance.

4. Explain how bacteria build up resistance to antibiotics.

5. Describe the act of "speciation" in the haw flies.

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

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

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

9. Why do plants hybridize rather readily?

10. Explain how ocean currents affect the Galapagos Islands.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the significance of the watch and the watchmaker in Darwin's mental development and in the development of evolutionary thought.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the significance of evolutionary science in the development of antibiotics.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the theme of the importance of tiny measurements, including examples from the text in your explication.

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