The Beak of the Finch Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Jonathan Weiner
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 101 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

The Beak of the Finch Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Jonathan Weiner
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 101 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. Which of the following is not a predator mentioned in Chapter 6?
(a) Prawn.
(b) Cichlid.
(c) Piranha.
(d) Rivulus hartii.

2. In Chapter 5, to which mythical figure does Weiner compare the finches?
(a) The Sirens.
(b) Icharus.
(c) Sisyphus.
(d) Medusa.

3. As related at the end of Chapter 3, which person sustained an injury from the barnacles on Daphne Major?
(a) Lisle Gibbs.
(b) Peter Grant.
(c) Ian Abbott.
(d) Peter Boag.

4. In how many portfolios did Charles Darwin store his field notes?
(a) 22.
(b) 30-40.
(c) 12.
(d) 75-80.

5. Which type of animal in the Galapagos has one alpha male that mates with many females?
(a) Iguana.
(b) Booby.
(c) Tortoise.
(d) Sea lion.

Short Answer Questions

1. As mentioned in Chapter 5, which book did Laurene Ratcliffe read while waiting for rain on Daphne Major?

2. From how far away do the Grants take photographs of the finches for their research?

3. What was the name of the boat by which the Grants traveled from island to island, as mentioned in Chapter 8?

4. Cactus finches build their nest to protect themselves from which animal?

5. How old are the oldest finches on the island?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Grants' filing system at Princeton.

2. What was the "most miserable piece of data" Peter Boag ever gathered? Explain.

3. Explain the metaphor of the watch and the watchmaker.

4. How do the Grants collect blood samples from the finches?

5. Explain the significance about the year 1983 as described in Chapter 8.

6. Describe some of the unusual finch behaviors during the drought.

7. Describe the view from the peak of Daphne Major.

8. How did Darwin react to the finches while he was in the Galapagos and later while he was in England?

9. Explain the significance of the Tribulus seed for Darwin's finches.

10. Explain the significance of black and brown feathers in finch males, as discussed in Chapter 6.

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