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Charles Darwin - His Life and Times

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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's father want him to become instead of a naturalist?
  1. lawyer
  2. teacher
  3. doctor
  4. 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 Her Majesty's Ship.
 
8. 
Charles and Emma had no 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. Nikola 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?
  • Darwin worked feverishly to get On the Origin of Species published after he learned that a close friend and colleague named Alfred Russel Wallace was about to publish a tome that contained very similar ideas. Darwin did not want to lose credit for the ideas he had proposed some time before.
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