Charles Lyell Career Life! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Sir Charles Lyell 1st Bonnets is best known as the author of Principles of Geology. He's Scottish and a citizen of the United Kingdom, he spent many years in and out of expensive private schools but was said to prefer wandering and learning from his father He received 3 medals including the Royal, Copley and Wollaston Medals. He and his works Influenced Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace, Thomas Henry Huxley, Roderick Impey Murchison, Joseph Dalton Hooker


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year did Lyell work as a lawyer?
    • A. 

      1830

    • B. 

      1820

    • C. 

      1824

    • D. 

      1826

  • 2. 
    How many manuscript did Lyell leave?
    • A. 

      Nearly 300

    • B. 

      About 500

    • C. 

      Nearly 250

    • D. 

      About 150

  • 3. 
    What was the first book he wrote?
    • A. 

      Principles of Geology

    • B. 

      Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man

    • C. 

      Geometric Evidence of natural Abundance

    • D. 

      Principles of Geology and Man

  • 4. 
    Which book established Lyell as an important geological theorist?
    • A. 

      Principles of Geology

    • B. 

      Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man

    • C. 

      Geology and Man

    • D. 

      From the caves to the plains

  • 5. 
    Which of these books propounded the laws of Uniformaterianism?
    • A. 

      Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man

    • B. 

      Principles of Geology

    • C. 

      From the caves to the plains

    • D. 

      None

  • 6. 
    What was the central argument of "Principles of Geology?
    • A. 

      Unevenness of Plains

    • B. 

      The present is key to the past

    • C. 

      The consequences of the past

    • D. 

      The distribution of natural resources

  • 7. 
    Lyell's interpretation of geological change as the steady accumulation of minute changes over enormously long spans of time was a powerful influence on which of these scientist?
    • A. 

      Robert Hooke

    • B. 

      Charles Darwin

    • C. 

      Robert Fitzroy

    • D. 

      James Huton

  • 8. 
    Which of these ideas explained the diversity and territory of species?
    • A. 

      Organic Evolution

    • B. 

      Seas and lands

    • C. 

      Centres of Creation

    • D. 

      Partitions by quakes and seas

  • 9. 
    Which Darwins idea supported to Lyell's Uniformitarianism?
    • A. 

      Man's Evolution

    • B. 

      Formation of atolls

    • C. 

      Genetics

    • D. 

      Formation of Magma

  • 10. 
    Upon which publication did Lyell finally offered a tepid endorsement of evolution?
    • A. 

      Student's Elements of Geology

    • B. 

      On the origin of Species

    • C. 

      Organic Evolution

    • D. 

      None

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