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Trivia Quiz - Charles Darwin - A Man of Evolving Ideas


How much do you know about a man who formulated one of the key ideas of modern science?

Quiz Number: 3094
Date Submitted: February 21, 2009
Quiz Categories: Science & Nature
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: dave
Average Score: 64 percent
Times Taken: 42 times
Taken by Registered Users: 9
Quiz is about: Charles R Darwin

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1. What birth nationality was Charles Darwin?
  A.   English
  B.   American
  C.   Canadian
  D.   Australian

2. When did Darwin live?
  A.   The early 1700's
  B.   The late 1700's
  C.   The mid 1800's
  D.   The early 1900's

3. Darwin was born on the same day as what famous American?
  A.   George Washington
  B.   Andrew Jackson
  C.   Abraham Lincoln
  D.   Nelson D. Rockefeller

4. What was one of the schools Darwin studied at?
  A.   Cambridge
  B.   Oxford
  C.   Dartmouth
  D.   William and Marry

5. The concept that favorable traits become more common in successive generations of a species, and unfavorable heritable traits become less common - which Darwin pioneered much theory on - is known as what?
  A.   Natural Selection
  B.   Positive Gene Theory
  C.   Favorable Environment
  D.   Species Improvement

6. Besides being a naturalist, what other field of study did Darwin pursue, primarily because of pressure from his father.
  A.   Law
  B.   Medicine
  C.   Literature
  D.   Theology

7. What was probably Darwin's most famous journey was taken on what ship?
  A.   The Pennifore
  B.   The H.M.S. Beagle
  C.   The Boundry
  D.   The Titanic

8. What islands did Darwin explore where he found great examples of life form variations?
  A.   Virgin Islands
  B.   Canary Islands
  C.   Hawaiian Islands
  D.   Galapagos Islands

9. What was the title of Darwin's famous book on evolution?
  A.   "Recurring Natural Selection"
  B.   "On the Origin of Species"
  C.   "From Molecule to Man"
  D.   "An Analytical Study of Life Forms"

10. When he died, what was Darwin one of only 5 people in his century to be honored with in his home country?
  A.   A State Funeral
  B.   A 21 Gun Salute
  C.   An Honorary Noble prize
  D.   He was made an Honorary Knight


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