Charles Darwin Worksheet and Quiz

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Charles Darwin was an English naturalist who is well known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He suggested that animals and humans shared a common ancestry. On a voyage around the world he visited four continents, spending much of his time on land collecting specimens and investigating the local geology.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Charles Darwin was born on …………………………………………………………….in Shrewsbury, England.

2. Darwin introduced Theory of …………………………..

3. Charles was sent to ………………………………………………………………… to study medicine.

4. The famous phrase ‘survival of the fittest’ was coined by ………………………………………………….

5. Darwin’s most famous work On The Origin of Species got published in ……………………………….

6. Captain FitzRoy named a mountain after Darwin on …………………………………………….

7. Charles Darwin’s first voyage as a naturalist was on ………………………………….

8. X Club was formed by naturalists in ………………………………….

9. One of the most famous animal species that Darwin studied were the ………………. of the Galapagos Islands.

10. Charles Darwin is now thought to have had …………………….………………….

Answers:

1. February 12, 1809

2. Evolution.

3. University of Edinburgh

4. Herbert Spencer

5. 1859

6. February 12, 1834

7. HMS Beagle

8. 1864

9. finches

10. Chagas Disease