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Charles Darwin - His Life and Times (Grade 10)

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Charles Darwin - His Life and Times

1. 
Which country sponsored Charles Darwin's trip around the world?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. Portugal
  4. Great Britain
 
2. 
Charles married his cousin, Emma Wedgwood. What was her family well known for producing?
  1. pottery
  2. horses
  3. crystal
  4. jewelry
3. 
After Charles and Emma were married, they settled in Kent, England. What was the name of their estate?
  1. Darwin Manor
  2. Down House
  3. Wedgwood Castle
  4. Galapagos Acres
 
4. 
In what town was Charles Darwin born?
  1. Dover
  2. Kent
  3. London
  4. Shrewsbury
5. 
What did Charles' father want him to become instead of being a naturalist?
  1. a lawyer
  2. a teacher
  3. a doctor
  4. a priest
 
6. 
How old was Charles when he started his around-the-world journey on the H.M.S. Beagle?
  1. 35 years old
  2. 16 years old
  3. 22 years old
  4. 20 years old
7. 
The H.M.S. in the name of Darwin's ship stands for                                           .
 
8. 
Charles and Emma never had any children, so there are no living heirs to the Darwin name.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
With which famous American does Charles Darwin share a birthday, February 12, 1809?
  1. George Washington
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. Nicolas Tesla
  4. Abraham Lincoln
 
10. 
According to legend, what event was the most encouragement to Charles for him to get On the Origin of Species written and published?



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