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"Charles Darwin, the great British scientist who changed the way we look at life, revolutionized the history of science forever. How well do you know his story?"
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Young Charles was born in Shrewsbury, England. When?
12 February 1908
12 February 1809
12 February 1821
12 February 1799
One of his close relatives was also a naturalist, and someone who defended the idea of evolution. Who was it?
Oswald Darwin, cousin
Josiah Wedgwood, grandfather
Erasmus Darwin, brother
Erasmus Darwin, grandfather
In 1825, Darwin went to college, to study medicine. At which university did he study?
Before setting out on his great voyage in the "Beagle", which occupation was he expected to enter?
The captain of the "Beagle" came to be a good friend of Darwin, although their opinions were usually the opposite. What was the captain's name?
Captain Robert Fitzroy
Captain Adam Sedgwick
Captain John Barlow
Captain Richard Burrows
What was the acknowledged short title of Darwin's ground-breaking book, in which he presented his theory of evolution?
How Species Came to Be
On the Origin of Species
The Evolution of Life
The work of a famous geologist was fundamental to Darwin's theory of evolution. Who was that geologist?
The man who invented the word "Dinosaurus" (dinosaur) was a great critic of Darwin's theory. Who was this?
Thomas Henry Huxley
While Darwin was slowly writing his most famous book, another scientist developed a theory of evolution that was almost identical to the one defended by Darwin. Who was this scientist?
Alfred Russell Wallace
Thomas Henry Huxley
Darwin wrote a book about the origin of man, which was as controversial as "On the Origin of Species". What was the title?
How Man Descended from Monkeys
From the Jungle to the City, a Story of Natural Selection
The Human Primate
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
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